Monday, May 7, 2007

Imams won't play with women priests

From the You Couldn't Make It Up department: A soccer game between Muslim imams and Christian priests at the end of an Oslo conference to promote interfaith dialogue was canceled on Saturday because the teams could not agree on whether women priests should take part, says this story on MSNBC. Church of Norway spokesman Olav Fykse Tveit said the imams refused to play against a mixed-gender team of priests because it would have gone against their beliefs in involving close physical contact with strange women. The church decided to drop its female players, and the priests' team captain walked out in protest.....

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