KrF & # 39; s spokesperson for the Geir Jørgen Bekkevold family says he is sad that many have left the party because of him, but rejects that he has considered withdrawing.
published: Updated: 23.08.18 19:51
The controversial case about the family spokesperson of the party Geir Jørgen Bekkevold, which KrF & # 39; s communications manager Mona Høvset and Louise-Hill Vegsund dedicated, has revolted in KrF. More than a hundred members have announced in recent weeks and many mention Bekkevold's participation in the wedding as a cause.
Bekkevold announced the KrF Group in June about disputed homobryllup
"I am very sorry that so many have signed out at KrF and have given me a reason, which I think is very pathetic, says Bekkevold to VG.
KrF's representative visited Dagsrevyen on Thursday evening. However, he rejected his decision to withdraw from the position of the spokesperson for family law after the noise. At the same time, he makes it clear that he thinks it's right to say yes to the gay couple.
"I have always strived to separate the roles as a priest and parliamentary representative, I belong to that part of the church that thinks it's good to be gay." I took this assessment on the basis of what was right. for me as a priest, Bekkevold says to NRK.
"I have never done this to provoke, there are no partisan assessments behind my decision," he says.
The central board of KrF met on Thursday, among other things to deal with the infected Bekkevold case. It was a phrase group leader Knut Arild Hareide Thursday, outside the KrF party office in the center of Oslo met the press.
"We have been meeting for a whole day, and we have spent some time on the issue that has led to great dedication.It is a general central government that relies on Geir Jørgen Bekkevold, says KrF leader Knut Arild Hareide.
"It was a self-critical central government that pointed out that we had underestimated the explosiveness of the business," continues Hareide.
– Underestimated explosion power
The KrF leader emphasizes that the party leadership has been approved by the central government, but at the same time affirms that he was criticized for his handling of the case.
"Yes, the central government pointed out that we had underestimated the explosiveness of this matter, and not least that this could be seen as a political change from KrF's side, which is not true, we are committed to our policies. As the only party, we promise the marriage between husband and wife as a stable framework for adolescence in childhood, and we also point to the importance of legal frameworks for homosexuals, "said Hareide.
Facing VG, Bekkevold emphasizes that he is satisfied with the confidence of the party leader.
"I am proud of my party leader and believe that he has dealt with this matter in a good way." I think this is one thing that we can make stronger, says Bekkevold.
The daily editor, Vebjørn Selbekk, followed the short press conference on the stairs to the party office. He believes that Hareide is now being hit hard.
"He is usually happy to talk to the press and it takes a lot of time, but now he got off in a taxi and away from critical questions.It's been a long time since I've seen Hareide, so the pressure, or never, says Selbekk. .
"The party has gone from scans to coincidence in the three weeks that have elapsed since the case came in. Nothing of what was said and communicated was suitable to calm down the monks, on the contrary, I do not see anything suitable here either. to reverse the situation, I think the problems will continue to exist, "says Selbekk.
KrF in the homospagate
Informed parliamentary group
At a meeting in the parliamentary group in June, Bekkevold informed about the upcoming marriage ceremony, but he met no resistance. In retrospect, however, the parliamentary commissioner Hans Fredrik Grøvan commented that he did not raise the matter.
The active role of Bekkevold in the wedding has generated strong reactions to the party. KrF parliamentary deputy Hans Fredrik Grøvan has stated NRK that Bekkevold's actions had to be "undone" and more than a hundred people signed up from the party.
New group measurement: KrF wanted three things about the thing
A party survey conducted for VG this week gives KrF 3.9 percent support, against 4.1 percent in June.
If this were the election, the parliamentary faction of KrF would consist only of Krut chairman Knut Arild Hareide (Hordaland), deputy chairman Olaug Bollestad (Rogaland) and Hans Fredrik Grøvan (Vest Agder).
KrF leader Knut Arild Hareide commented on the bleak measurement as these:
"We are not happy with this level, so KrF works every day to show our policy for a warmer society, for our Christian roots and for human dignity at all stages of life, and now we are facing an exciting political harvest and I believe that we can cancel the party ", says Hareide.
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