Serbian Orthodox Church against gay prime minister

According to the Blic daily, the Serbian Orthodox Church is “trying in every way to prevent the possibility of Ana Brnabic becoming the new prime minister.”

The paper writes that Brnabic, currently the minister of state administration and local self-government is a candidate for the job, along with First Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, and former Justice Minister Nikola Selakovic.

However, writes Blic, the Church is opposed “because Brnabic is gay” – i.e. lesbian.

An unnamed source is quoted as saying that Brnabic’s possible election is the topic of “every meeting of Church leaders” who “use every opportunity to present this problem in their conversations with representatives of the authorities in Belgrade.”

The Blic further writes that PM Aleksandar Vucic, who will soon become president, “cares about the opinion of the patriarch and the Serbian Orthodox Church, but this time that won’t be decisive.”

The daily recalled that “Vucic himself has said that the list of (possible) future prime ministers has been reduced to two-three names.”

(B92, 13.05.2017)

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