Recently, Lars Gardfeldt, an openly homosexual priest in the Church of Sweden, has announced that he will not be conducting any weddings between heterosexual couples.
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The reason, of course, is to combat “homophobia” in the Church of Sweden. Now, some of you may be wondering, “Wait, I thought the Church of Sweden started conducting gay weddings years ago and was now moving beyond defending sodomy and was now defending genital mutilation?” You would be correct, as the Church of Sweden, uncoincidentally like the nation of Sweden, has gone hard in its embrace of Globohomo.
You see, though the Church of Sweden has allowed for homosexual weddings for years, they (along with the Swedish government) have, surprisingly, given an out to the few remaining orthodox pastors in the Church – individual pastors may decline to partake in homosexual wedding ceremonies. But, for Mr. Gardfelt, this is not enough, and is using the same powers he has to refuse to marry any heterosexual couples until this policy is changed. You read that right, he is not content with a Church that merely allows for gay weddings, he now wants to force the few remaining faithful to either commit sacrilege or leave the Church entirely. His demand shows it will never be enough.
As with many other religious bodies, the Church of Sweden was infiltrated badly with Marxists in the 1960s and has been failing Swedish Christians ever since. More to the point, this is decisive proof that it is incorrect that Christians will be left alone, as long as they just love their neighbor and stay out of politics. Since the 1960s, the Church of Sweden has been silent, or even supportive, of every bit of social leftism that has infested Sweden – from abortion to women priests to homosexuality to the Islamization of Sweden and now to transgenderism. The Swedish Church has been, at best, silent and, at worst, openly supportive. But, that was not enough and the gears are now running to soon go after what remains of the faithful. Yes, it is one pastor staging a protest now, but if you think it will stay that way I have some oceanfront property in Arizona to sell you. Browsing through the secular news articles on this, the vast majority appear to be at least mildly supportive. Much as they lied when they told American Christians that they did not want to sue a baker for reusing to bake a cake, they lied when they told Swedish Christians that they would not go after individual pastors.
This is a culture war and there is no compromise in a culture war – you either win or your culture is occupied by an alien force that hates you and your ancestors. Remember, DOMA and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” were compromises as well, but they were reconstructed into elements of bigotry. Fulton Sheen was right when he said, “A religion that doesn’t interfere with the secular order will soon discover that the secular order will not refrain from interfering with it.” If there was any religious body on earth that had saved up enough good will to be left alone by Globohomo it would be the Church of Sweden, but that is not helping them in the slightest.
This is particularly important as it relates specifically to homosexuality because of the progress that can be seen here. Mr. Gardfeldt, as with all practicing homosexuals, is guilt-ridden because what he does violates natural law. It’s a long-standing problem. Back in the 1960s, homosexuals believed, perhaps sincerely, that all they had to do was stop the police raids and their guilt would go away. They got their wish and the police raids stopped, but their guilt remained. Thus, they were left with a choice: they could either repent or they could try and eliminate their guilt. They went with the latter option and embarked on a crusade whose stated goal was not merely to make homosexuality legal (either de facto or de jure) but also culturally acceptable, even praiseworthy. Each June we get strong proof that they succeeded in that goal. Still, their guilt remains. The only thing left for them to do now is to go after individuals, no matter how powerless, and destroy them. We are seeing that shift now, and it will likely only get worse.
Not only that this happened, but also the reaction from the media, is solid evidence just how far they will go. Any compromise made simply means they are biding their time. I can remember when the Church of Sweden allowed for homosexual marriages and this compromise was reached. It was seen as a good idea by all. However, just a few years later, that is no longer the case. What will happen?