Yes Xz, I'm looking at you. I for one am baffled that Sweden entered the 21st century still dragging on with this ancient relic of the past when nations such as the US had the wall of separation between church and state ratified as far back as in 1791. No matter, the Church of Sweden ceased to function as a state church in the year 2000, for which I am very happy. The ghost of the state church is still very much alive however, especially in the debate over gay marriage. Some ignoramuses don't seem to be able to squeeze into their tiny minds that secularism means that the state *CANNOT* tell the church what to do and that there is no way anyone can force a priest to marry two gay men if that goes against his or her faith. I'm personally of the opinion (so is large parts of the church) that we should strip all religious organizations of their legal right to marry, make marriage a purely legal matter and let those who want to have a ceremony, religious or otherwise, have that as an option. Then there would be no problem at all for the church to tell gays to fuck off if they so desire, and the issue of gay marriage could once and for all be an internal matter for the church.