Norwegian lesbian priest beaten by unknown person in Sarpsborg

A female vicar priest (27) in Sarpsborg, Norway was recently punched in the face. The reason must be that she is married to a woman.

Photo By אנדר-ויק (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
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Tuesday last week was Hanne Marie Pedersen-Eriksen on the way to the first of two funerals she should hold in Sarpsborg that day. Right before she should start the funeral, comes an older woman in the 60s into her office.

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She stands in front of me and says: «You are a disgrace to the church». Then she punched me and turned on her heels and goes, says Pedersen-Eriksen to Norwegian newspaper VG.

She hit me pretty hard, and I was very put out and dizzy.

The case is prosecuted, but it is difficult to identify the woman.

Prost Kari Mangrud Alvsvåg in Sarpsborg, Norway, says it’s very sad that the young priest had to experience this.

Also I find it shocking to attack people who are at work

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