The Socialist People’s Party Group Chairwoman Pernille Vigsø Bagge has said she would like to see the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs change its name to the Ministry of Attitudes to Life, but the proposal has not immediately won much support among politicians.
In Danish, the ministry is known as the Ministry for Church Affairs and under the current church-state relationship it oversees the national Lutheran church.
“The ministry takes care of national church affairs. Eighty per cent of Danes are members of the national church. There is no reason for the ministry to change names,” says Liberal Ecclesiastical Spokesman Flemming Damgaard Larsen.