Personal questions peeve potential pastors

One out of three Church of Denmark priests who has looked for work in the past five years say they have been met with inappropriate questions about their sexual orientation or family plans when being interviewed by parish councils. Hiring laws do not permit such questions to be asked, but church officials pointed out that personal traits are relevant when considering an individual who could lead the parish for decades. Tilde Binger, a spokesperson for the national vicars’ association, said being asked personal questions was just one part of a hiring system she described as “broken” because parishes often had unreasonable expectations when it came to the family lives of their potential hires. –