Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Fools' Joke From AP?

A new burial area for lesbians only is being inaugurated this weekend in a two-century-old cemetery in the German capital.
A 400-square-meter (4,300-square-foot) area of the Lutheran Georgen Parochial cemetery, established in 1814 in central Berlin, will be reserved as a graveyard for up to 80 lesbians, said Usah Zachau, a spokeswoman for the Safia association, a national group primarily for elderly lesbians.
The association said it had created a burial area to be inaugurated Sunday, as a space "where life and death connect, distinctive forms of cemetery culture can develop and where the lesbian community can live together in the afterlife."
I have to wonder what religious belief system is involved here.  It sure doesn't sound like anything recognizably Christian.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

I also have to wonder what the reaction would have been had the church (Catholic, Lutheran, whatever) suggested the segregation instead of the Safia Association