A group of Christian pensioners were not welcome for their weekly card games in their own church in Bremen, Germany’s Junge Freiheit reports.
For seven years the group of ten pensioners held their weekly card games in the parish hall of the Matthias-Claudius parish in Bremen Neustadt. However, last week, instead of playing cards in the church, a day of well-being, hosted for single mothers, was on the program.
The event became ‘problematic’ because it was attended by Muslim women as well. As the Muslim women wished to remove their headscarves during the event, which coincided with the men’s weekly card games, the peculiar measure was taken to ensure the entire church was ‘men-free’.
The elderly members of the cards playing group are now worried and scared. Because of the Muslim women, they weren’t even allowed to play cards in the basement of the church.
A member of the group, 76-year-old Karl-Heinz Weber, cannot hide his disappointment: “We Christians are banned from our Christian community because it is a Muslim event.”
His partner Meinhard Ahting adds: “Our expulsion has nothing to do with tolerance. We have to stick to Muslim rules in a church institution. That scares me.”
According to the senior citizens, the reasoning of one of the churches’ employees was clear: The building must be completely man-free because of the Muslim women on this day.
Source : Voice of Europe