Edward Sköllerfalk, national chairman of the Pentecostal youth association, told Kaliber that homosexuals should live as celibates.
“We cannot accept that behavior, but we accept the person,” he said, admitting in turn that an active homosexual “would have a hard time winning trust” in the youth group.
The chairman of the Catholic youth association also told the program that a homosexual person would not be allowed to hold certain posts in the organization.
The National Board for Youth Affairs exhibited concern about the report, and has promised to investigate if the organizations really harbor such discriminatory views.
"Are these the beliefs and values that these members really stand for? Then they shouldn't get state funding, that's completely clear," Youth Board branch head Fredrik Wikström told Kaliber.