Bishop(ess) Proposes Church Remove all Christian Symbols… to Create Space for Muslims

In Sweden.

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”.

How novel. Oh, by the way, the Bishopess is also the world’s first openly lesbian bishop. I wouldn’t bet on Muslim being as reciprocating…

3 thoughts on “Bishop(ess) Proposes Church Remove all Christian Symbols… to Create Space for Muslims

  1. With Catholic and other churches running empty and many denominations having too many buildings standing empty but costing them a lot they are better to remove all their heathen elements (for Catholics sacred elements) and giving them to lovers of God or renting or selling them to worshippers of God, be it non-trinitarian Christians, Jews or Muslims.

    In the Netherlands several Catholic churches were turned into mosques. In Belgium many churches are just falling into pieces, deteriorating, whilst lots of people and groups could use them. Some of those desolate churches are even providing danger with falling stones.

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