CBN News – A Church of England vicar sparked controversy when she offered to cover up an image of Jesus and a crucifix in honor of the Muslim holy month Ramadan.
The Sunday Times reports that Rev. Lissa Scott and Gerland Lee, a former mayor of Darlington, were planning on hosting a Ramadan celebration at St. Matthew and St. Luke’s church in Darlington on June 2. The goal of the event was to celebrate diversity.
Muslim men from a nearby mosque were invited to pray in the church, while Muslim women were offered space in adjoining rooms. Church leaders also offered to cover up a cross and a well-known art work depicting Jesus.