David Pletten Aasgard, district leader in Hordaland KrFU, asks KrF leader Knut Arild Hareide to replace Geir Jørgen Bekkevold as spokesman for the family at the Storting.
"Knut Arild must use his power and show that he does not accept that Bekkevold will continue this role in the parliamentary faction after the marriage of a lesbian couple earlier this summer," said David Pletten Aasgard to Dagbladet.
Respond to violation
– Bekkevold, as a representative of the parliament, has violated the KrF party program and I am responding to that. Because KrF is the spokesman for the family and spends time in free time when it encounters the KrF program, full-time politicians have always received exemptions from their regular job. I think this is a problem, says Aasgard.
– The provincial council in Hordaland KrFU supports this position. We record that we are in agreement with Rogaland and Agder in this question. But even those other district councils do not agree with us, says Aasgard.
Want a statement of support
Provincial council members in Akershus KrFU, Simen Bondevik, are among them. TilI Dagbladet gave the following advice to the management of the KrF. In Dagbladet he gave the following advice to the management of KrF:
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"My tip to Knut Arild Hareide is that he has to come up with a statement of support to Geir Jørgen Bekkevold, and is aware that the party leadership supports him in the tinkering of two women.
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Hareide now has a very good opportunity to confirm that KrF would like a priest to celebrate two women or two men. & # 39;
Central board meeting Thursday
The Bekkevold case is discussed when the central government of KrF meets on Thursday morning. It is the parliamentary group of KrF that distributes parliamentary committees and speech committee committees. The central government can not go any further than ask Geir Jørgen Bekkevold to withdraw or ask the party leader to intervene.
"If Geir Jørgen is not alone, Knut Arild must take action so that the party prevents further damage," says KrFU leader in Hordaland.
The protagonist himself does not want to talk at the moment.
"I refrain from commenting on the case until after the meeting of the central government," says Geir Jørgen Bekkevold to Dagbladet.
Disagree with Hordaland KrFU
Deputy Chairman Jarle Aarbakke Tollaksen in KrFU completely disagrees with the leader of the KrFU province in Hordaland:
"I think Geir Jørgen Bekkevold had no problem whatsoever and fully supports him in the decision to hold the wedding ceremony, he did a very good job in the family committee and should not be moved", says Jarle Aarbakke Tollaksen.
David Pletten Aasgard points out that the party program of KrF says "Promise the marriage between a man and a woman" with regard to the fact that the order between man and woman has deep roots in faith and tradition.
– But in the formulation of the program it is also referred to as a party "Recognizes that people are different and respect that they make different choices for their lives"That is an important point for us", said David Pletten Aasgard.
Currently, Laila Eliassen, KrF's district councilor in Vestfold, is the only provincial leader in the parent party that Geir Jørgen Bekkevold wanted publicly to be the spokesman for the family.
"KrF has a program that we have promised our constituents, so to stand and advertise as opposed to what is in the program, I think it will be wrong.", said Laila Eliassen against NRK Friday.
– Accidental action
The head of the KrF women, Ann Kathrine Skjørshammer, is in the central government of the party. She is of the opinion that Geir Jørgen Bekkevold did an unclear and unthinking act when he dedicated KrF & # 39; s communications manager and her female partner. Skjørshammer informs Dagbladet that she will not discuss the matter during Thursday's central board meeting.
"No, I expect party leader Knut Arild Hareide himself will do," says Ann Kathrine Skjørshammer.
She emphasizes that she still trusts Bekkevold and does not want to replace him as a spokesman for the family.
– No, I do not want it. Geir Jørgen did a fantastic job in front of KrF on the pitch. I expect him to continue, in line with the party program, "says Ann Kathrine Skjørshammer, head of the KrF Women's Organization.
The case was frequently discussed in the media after Hans Fredrik Grøvan, group member of Bekkevold at the Storting, went to the wedding ceremony last week in an interview with NRK Sørlandet:
"This should have been undone and it is impossible to distinguish between individuals and who you are in the party." It was not right. "said the Agder representative.
Understand the criticism
Both party leader Knut Arild Hareide and deputy Kjell Ingolf Ropstad have expressed their understanding of Grøvan's criticism, but indicate that Geir Jørgen Bekkevold led the ceremony as an individual and priest and that the KrF party party remained unchanged.
Dagbladet is informed by KrF & # 39; s communication department of the Storting that no one in the party leadership wants to be interviewed about the Bekkevold case before the Central Government meeting on Thursday.
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