Michael Brown on Church of Sweden Finds It’s Not Woke Enough

Sweden’s flag is seen near the Stockholm Cathedral in Gamla Stan or the Old Town district of Stockholm, Sweden, June 9, 2010. REUTERS/Bob Strong/File Photo – RTX2B510

The story was so bizarre and preposterous that I had to check it on multiple sources to confirm its accuracy. But it is absolutely true, as farfetched as it sounds. And it illustrates how spiritual apostasy leads to moral perversion. I’m speaking here of developments within the Swedish Lutheran Church.

For many years now this branch of the Church has been decidedly liberal, questioning or even denying some of the most fundamental beliefs of the Christian faith.

In keeping with that “progressive” swing, the Church recognized same-sex “marriage” back in 2009 and has remained at the forefront of LGBT activism.

All that, however, is just the tip of the iceberg. What happened this month is beyond the pale. As announced on a Q News website, “Church installs altarpiece: Adam & Steve and Madam & Eve.”

If I wanted to be sarcastic and mock this, I could not have come up with a better headline. A gay website beat me to the punch.

In short, a lesbian artist named Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin painted a picture of the Garden of Eden, called Paradise, depicting a gay Adam and a lesbian Eve, each one with a same-sex partner. (Adam, who was light-skinned, had a dark-skinned partner, which some interpret as a reference to Muslim immigrants who have flooded the nation.) And a Lutheran church in the city of Malmö received the portrait with joy, placing it front and center in the altar of the sanctuary.

In the official statement of the church, “It is with pride and joy that we receive Paradise in St. Paul’s Church. We need images that open up for greater inclusion and identification in the church.

“We are grateful for Elisabeth’s artistry, which enables us to build a credible church that shows that we all, regardless of who we love and identify as, fit into Paradise.”

Of course, this is as blasphemous as it is impractical, since, if Adam and Eve were homosexual, that would have been the end of the human race. Neither Adam and Steve nor Madam and Eve would have reproduced offspring. So much for “be fruitful and multiply.”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Brown