(CP) – Swedish officials blocked a Christian man’s request to include the words “Christ” or “Jesus” on his license plate, claiming the move could “cause offense” to those opposed to Christianity. The Swedish Transport Agency rejected Cesar Kisangani Makombe’s application to add the word “Kristus” — the Swedish word for Christ — on his car registration plate, according to Swedish newspaper The Local. When he asked to use the name “Jesus” instead, he was informed that word was blocked, too.

“We deny any words that we believe can cause offense. Among other things, we say no to everything that has any religious connotations no matter which connotations,” Mikael Andersson, press officer for the Transport Agency, said. Currently, there’s no way for people to appeal the decisions made by the agency officials, who reportedly so far rejected 94 license plates. READ MORE