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Published On: Mon, Oct 5th, 2015

Lesbian Lutheran Bishop Eva Brunne removes crosses, ‘less offensive to Muslims’

The world’s first lesbian bishop of a mainstream Christian denomination in Sweden moved to remove its crosses as to make it less offensive to Muslims.

Bishop Eva Brunne of the Lutheran Church of Sweden has proposed to remove the Christian symbols of the Seamen’s Church in Freeport to make it more inviting for visiting sailors from other religions, according to a report by SVT.se, a Stockholm-based news outlet.

Brunne calls for removing crosses and other Christian symbols while setting up a prayer room inside the church that marks the direction of Mecca. There are also plans to cater to other religions as well.

“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.”

photo Simon Dean Media via Flickr

photo Simon Dean Media via Flickr

The idea is to be accommodating to 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.

 

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.

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.”

“How wonderful and generous and ecumenical and multicultural this is,” Spencer wrote.

Spencer suggested that imams in Stockholm and across Europe are likely laughing at the ease with which Christians there are willing to surrender to Islam.

“Watch for mosques everywhere to remove their mihrabs and install crosses so that Christians will feel comfortable praying there,” Spencer said with biting sarcasm.

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