THE LOCAL -- Aug 4 -- A Church of Sweden minister has demanded compensation from a Christian dating site after he was stripped of his clerical collar for insulting a number of the site's female users. The operators of the 7EHimlen ("Seventh Heaven") site kept copies of the pastor's online comments and passed them on to his superiors at the cathedral chapter in Växjö in southern Sweden. The ensuing scandal led to a hearing in which the clergyman lost the right to perform religious services. The pastor is now suing 7EHimlen for 370,000 kronor ($52,000) for loss of income and a violation of his right to privacy.
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