Church brochure raises eyebrows in SwedenOctober 2nd, 2008 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Oct 1 (DPA) A church brochure illustrated with what appeared to be a cannabis leaf has raised eyebrows in the northern Swedish city of Umea, reports said Wednesday.The brochure also contained a headline saying the activities were for people who were “curious” and wanting “to try it out”, the Vasterbottens-Kuriren newspaper reported.
The Hedlunda Church distributed the brochure in its neighbourhood areas in western Umea in August inviting people to attend activities ranging from children’s choir practice to the scouts.
Camilla Svensson, who alerted the newspaper, said it was likely the leaf was meant to illustrate the autumn season, but the combination with the text was questionable.
Pastor Rut Stenlund said she was “not so knowledgeable about plants” but promised to look into the matter, and talk to the graphic designer who made the layout.