Romsdals Budstikke wrote on Friday about several politicians in Molde who refused to sing the christian julesangen “Delicious is the earth” along with the rest of the municipal council at it last meeting before christmas. Three SV-politicians, among them former Drive-editor Thor A. Nagell, rose and left the hall in protest.
the Case has triggered a storm on Rbnett – hundreds of comments are written on the matter, and it has been frequently shared in social media. VG has also picked up the suit, and it was a while on top of the nettavisa.
“Delicious is the earth” is a deeply religious song. None of us believe in God. Therefore, we cannot stand there and sing “magnificent is the heaven of God”. I would feel discomfort by singing a christian hymn, says Nagell to VG.
He emphasizes that there was talk of a demonstration.
Rbnett ask Nagell how Saturday has been:
I’m stunned of so much the low point of the debate. I sat and looked at the comments in the night, probably before the newspaper began to follow with what was there. Now I see that you have removed much. I was really upset.
Nagell tend not to read comments on nettartikler, but did so now because the matter concerned him themselves.
Now I realize how many celebrities must have it occasionally. I was completely put out. But now I have pulled down rullegardina and stopped reading, he says to Rbnett.