Swedish Church Removes Gay Painting for Not Being Pro-Trans Enough

In a time when brands and organizations are penalized by the left and the media for not being woke, even those that have caved to demands may not be considered “woke” enough. Sweden’s most liberal church found that out the hard way this week, after one of their controversial pieces of art wasn’t woke enough for some activists.

The St. Pauli church in Malmö had hung a controversial LGBT painting from its altar – this should have pleased the left, but instead, the painting triggered outrage from them. Conservatives had already expressed concern over the pro-LGBT painting, but their backlash was nothing compared to that expressed by woke activists, who were outraged over the paintings depiction of transgendered individuals.

The LBGT themed alterpiece “Paradise” is the work of artist Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin, and has been displayed over the alter at St. Pauli church for some time before it was called out for being “not woke enough.”

According to St. Pauli Pastor Svensson, the gay couples portrayed in the painting were fine, but the representation of trans people was problematic. According to detractors, the painting makes a possible association between transgender people and the serpent in the Garden of Eden. This symbol of evil and temptation is associated with transgender individuals, according to the pastor, so the painting would need to be removed.

“At first I did not realize the complexity, but upon closer reflection and careful discussion with the management, there is no alternative but to move the board from the church room,” the pastor said.

Other church officials weighed in, according the Bishop of Lund Johan Tyrberg, who took a waffling point of view, stating that the painting could be interpreted in two different ways – both pro LGBT and anti LGBT. This not so helpful point of view was shared after the controversy became public.

Lund went on to say that the church should have checked with the County Administrative Board before they hung the artwork on the wall.

“It would have been appropriate to make the decisions first and then hang the painting,” he said.

The church in Sweden is already considered one of the most progressive in the world, so the hanging – and then later removal of it – was attention-getting. The church takes pride in maintaining a very pro LGBT stance, in artwork and all their works – the archbishop of Stockholm, Eva Brunne, is an open and out lesbian.

Brunne already made news for her pro-Islam views, and statements that she felt more aligned with Muslim faith than with the conservative Christians in her own church. She also asked Stockholm churches to remove crosses from the walls in 2015 – at the height of the nation’s migrant crisis – to ensure that Muslims felt comfortable in the space.


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20 responses to “Swedish Church Removes Gay Painting for Not Being Pro-Trans Enough”

  1. It really doesn’t matter what the LGBT community or what the people in the church think. If there are any real Christians in the congregation, they need to leave. Christ died to save people from hell, these people are leading their follows into hell. Homosexuality is rebellion against God. You cannot force God to change his Word. All sinners must repent and quit committing sin. Not just homosexuals but all sinners. May God have mercy on them and change their minds and do God’s will not their on will.

  2. This is why people won’t go to church anymore. The church has become a political party. If I want politics all I have to do is watch TV or go to the internet. I can worship and pray anywhere, thank God, and it doesn’t have to be in a church that compromises its core beliefs in an effort to attract a specific flock.

  3. I have one question? Do any of these people, pastors included, believe that homosexuality will be permitted in heaven? If so, read about what happened, and why, to Sodom and Gomorrah.

    • There is a major battle going on that has been going on throughout all of history it’s called the battle of good versus evil this being woke society and LGBT bullshit is all and the evil side God will sort it all out I would hate to be on the wrong side but Christians today need to stand up for biblical believes and biblical morals that have been passed down from generation to generation since the garden of Eden enough bullshit stop the bullshit stand your ground stand for God stand for the Bible And put a stop to all of the evil that you can but remember in the end God wins who so do you want to be on it’s worth standing fighting and even dying for God’s will

    • Second question: Does any of those “progressive” pastors ever study the Bible, the word of God. Third question: When will God put a stop (which will happen sooner or later) to the perversion of homosexuality and trabsgenderism?

  4. I thought that Christianity in the US was under attack. Here we have Billy Graham’s old magazine “Christianity Today” lambasting old fashioned Christians because they are not “woke” enough. Woke Christians are supposed to oppose President Trump because he is President. There was also an incident a few years ago where Jesus was painted using elephant dung. But I think the situation is even worse in Sweden. To bring the LGBTQ issue into the Church run by a female gay bishop – or should it be a gay female bishop? – the word order may prove to be critical, signalling whether she is foremost a lez or a female – complicates the issue beyond repair. One of the problems with Christianity today is the emphasis on forgiveness. I think what the Church needs is a wholesale cleansing, in which the entire LBGTQ crowd including the Argentine Pope is run out of the church, and a return made to biblical Church norms that worked pretty well for 2000 years.

    • Benjamin Blumberg: I use to subscribe to Christianity Today and than suddenly it started talking weird like saying “God wants us to accept all.” which God never said when God said “Don’t let Satan into the Church” or Temple of that day. The guy who attacked Trump in the Christianity Today was preaching his own concept of God and Jesus not the Bible’s concept of God and Jesus through misquoting both. He is leaving in January 2020 and I will bet he took his last chance to do his best anti Trump and his own secular religion comments. We will see who the new person is and how much they have read the Bible. LGBT’s agenda is anti Christian because it is nothing but a sexual love for sex perversion and wants to lead children to LGBT sexual activity and not to Jesus. LGBT is nothing but Satan and has been ordered in the Bible not to let Satan into the Church. We have got to protect our kids as it is our job to lead kids to Jesus and God not to lead kids to satisfy the sexual needs of adults. It is never adult’s job to offer up kids to sexual needs of adults. Satan is Satan and all about perversion sex not about the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins.

    • Some are saying that we are going through another “Reformation” – rather I suggest that it is complete secularization of Christianity with the cooperation of the clergy from the pope of the Catholic church on down with only pockets of resistance in both Catholic and protestant denominations. There will be only pockets of resistance to this tyranny by the LBGT elite until enough real Christians get some leaders or saintly individuals who will fight back and tell it like it is..

  5. My ancestors helped build the Catholic and Episcopal church’s in old Baltimore, Maybe some can check GOFUNDME St.Pauls, do something that can be remembered for ever, but also preserve what we have here.

  6. Male and female he made them and told them to multiply and fill the earth. Sweden should just demolish its state churches, they are nothing but the haunt of demons.

  7. This is not a genuine church that believes in God’s Word. They are pretending to be a real church but satan has robbed them.of the TRUTH.

  8. I refuse to get worked up about this place masquerading as a “church”. It is no more a church than the corner tavern. These so called religious leaders are simply posing as pastors or bishops. the Bible says that God will judge at a more severe level those who are in positions of leadership. Their judgement day will be just and harsh.

  9. God basically said. “Go into the world and preach the word.”
    I’ve done so, many times.
    But I’ve never forced my religion on anyone.
    Why is the LBGQT community, forcing themselves on me?
    Simple answer:
    Like the women’s movement, Black lives matter, and others.
    They never wanted “equality to others.”
    They’ve always wanted “better than others.”

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