The world’s first lesbian bishop of a mainstream Christian denomination has called for one of the country’s seaport churches to remove its crosses so not to offend Muslims.
Bishop Eva Brunne of the Lutheran Church of Sweden has proposed the removal of all Christian symbols of the Seamen’s Church in Freeport to make it more inviting for visiting sailors from other religions, specifically, those of Muslim faith, according to a report by SVT.se, a Stockholm-based news outlet.
Her plan calls for removing crosses and other Christian symbols while setting up a prayer room inside the church that marks the direction of Mecca. The idea is to have rooms within the church that cater to people of other religions, thereby accommodating Muslim visitors. It would also make the church less offensive to the tens of thousands of Muslims entering Sweden from the Middle East and North Africa as refugees.
“Making a room available for people of other faiths does not mean that we are not defenders of our own faith. Priests are called to proclaim Christ. We do that every day and in every meeting with people,” according to Brunne. “But that does not mean that we are stingy toward people of other faiths.”
Sweden has “surrendered without so much as firing a shot,” said Pamela Geller author of “Stop the Islamization of America.”
“Sweden has lost it,” Geller told WND. “It is sacrificing its own heritage to accommodate immigrants who will not be as accommodating to native non-Muslim Swedes. The bishop is paving the way for the Islamization of Sweden.”
The Church of Sweden is the largest Christian church in Sweden and the largest Lutheran denomination in the world. The primate of the Church of Sweden is Archbishop Antje Jackelén – Sweden’s first female archbishop. (HT
Robert Spencer, an Islam expert and blogger at Jihad Watch, said “this is what a society and culture in the midst of suicide looks like.”
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