A Church of Sweden lesbian Bishop, Eva Brunne, is proposing removing all signs of the cross from a church in her diocese, and rather marking the direction of Mecca for the benefit of any Muslim worshipers who may happen to stumble onto the church.
Because, one wouldn't want to offend Muslims or stop them from visiting a church, because, god forbid, there are Christian symbols in a Christian church....
I wonder if lesbian Bishop Brunne is aware of what Muslims do to homosexuals?
That's what's wrong with the world. A lesbian - made a Bishop of a Christian church. A woman who can't preach about the traditional family, espouse the values, and/or promote true Christianity. Bishop Eva was the
God help the child, is all I know.
Actually, I'm pretty surprised Sweden has any churches or Christians left. I guess this woman is an example of what the new social justice "Christian" churches, springing up all around the world, promotes. Anything that was once shunned is now considered 'normal' and is to be embraced, encouraged and defended at the expense of the traditional family and Christian values. Just imagine sitting through one of her sermons. You'd leave feeling dirty.
These days the church is no longer a meeting place of worship, but rather a political platform used by the Left to brainwash people and make them feel guilty, because they're not tolerant enough, or not doing enough to help their fellow 3rd world'ers. Go to 'church' and get preached to on how you need to accept non-Christian values, sacrifice your society to be inclusive and diverse, and give your hard-earned money to others who are too lazy to help themselves.
After all, the West was built into a success by diverse people sitting around all day moaning about what they don't have and envying and coveting what others have achieved.
In the past, missionaries used to go out into the world to preach about goodness, and try and better the lives of the non-believers. Most were murdered, so that had to stop. Nowadays, church leaders would rather just bash their followers over the head in church. It's much easier than actually doing, and makes them feel good at the same time.
In this case, the church targeted by this lesbian woman is the Seamen’s mission church in Stockholm’s eastern dockyards. The church is visited by travelling seamen.
What is her reasoning behind removing the cross, you ask? From her blog:
"It is important that there are places for praying sisters and brothers and we show hospitality and tolerance, regardless of faith."I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm pretty sure no mosque would remove traces of Islam for the odd Christian who happened to go inside? Just a wild guess.
What's next? Muslim prayer-rooms and Buddhist altars in consecrated Christian churches? Err.... yes, most definitely. It's only a matter of time. The West is being Progressed down the toilet after all.
Then she keeps going:
"Priests are called to proclaim Christ. We do that every day and in every meeting with people. But that does not mean that we are stingy toward people of other faiths."This is what 'tolerance' brings the world. A messed up society trying to please everyone, so as not to offend anyone, or be regarded as stingy. Being all things to everyone never works out very well for the appeaser.
Sometimes, dear lesbian Bishop, you have to draw a line in the sand and stick up for your principles and protect the heritage you were fortunate enough to inherit from previous generations. But when you don't have principles, then this is the end result. Appeasement.
Her final words of wisdom:
Remember to entertain strangers, for it has happened that those who have done it have had angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13: 2)Thanks, but I would prefer not to entertain strangers. Same as I would prefer not to pick up hitch-hikers. It often doesn't end well.
But, seeing as the good Bishop is big on quoting the Bible, maybe she needs to read this passage:
Exodus 23:24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.Maybe the Bible was translated incorrectly into Swedish? That would sure explain a lot of what's gone wrong with Sweden.
Once you start trashing church traditions, pretty soon you have to make it up as you go along, until suddenly there’s nothing left of what you inherited or stood for.
Next thing Bishop Lesbian Brunne knows is that there's a mosque where once a Church of Sweden stood. That should make her real happy.
|The appeaser Bishop Eva Brunne|
The Bishop of Stockholm has proposed a church in her diocese remove all signs of the cross and put down markings showing the direction to Mecca for the benefit of Muslim worshippers.
Eva Brunne, who was made the world’s first openly lesbian bishop by the church of Sweden in 2009, and has a young son with her wife and fellow lesbian priest Gunilla Linden, made the suggestion to make those of other faiths more welcome.
The church targeted is the Seamen’s mission church in Stockholm’s eastern dockyards. The Bishop held a meeting there this year and challenged the priest to explain what he’d do if a ship’s crew came into port who weren’t Christian but wanted to pray.
Calling Muslim guests to the church “angels“, the Bishop later took to her official blog to explain that removing Christian symbols from the church and preparing the building for Muslim prayer doesn’t make a priest any less a defender of the faith. Rather, to do any less would make one “stingy towards people of other faiths”.
The bishop insisted this wasn’t an issue, after all airports and hospitals already had multi-faith prayer rooms, and converting the dockyard church would only bring it up to speed. Regardless, the announcement has aroused protest.
Father Patrik Pettersson, one of the priests in her diocese and active in the same parish as the Seaman’s mission church has hit back in a blog of his own, complaining there is no way you could equate a consecrated church with a prayer room, remarking “I should have thought a bishop would be able to tell the difference”.