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Swedish PM Tells Priests to Carry Out Same-Sex Marriages ‘Or Do Something Else’
RT ^ | 6/24/17

Posted on 06/25/2017 2:18:20 PM PDT by marshmallow

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has suggested that all Church of Sweden priests be compelled to perform gay marriages, despite the Lutheran church’s position that clergy members should have the right to refuse.

Same-sex weddings have been legal in Sweden since 2009, although priests can decline to carry out these ceremonies under the country’s marriage code.

This could now change, however, given Lofven’s recent comments about the role of priests in Swedish society.

The prime minister indicated in an interview with a church magazine that if a priest cannot bless a gay marriage, they should consider another vocation.

“We Social Democrats are working to ensure all priests will consecrate everyone, including same-sex couples,” Lofven told Kyrkans Tidning magazine.

“I see parallels to the midwife who refuses to perform abortions. If you work as a midwife you must be able to perform abortions, otherwise you have to do something else… It is the same for priests,” he said.

Official documents from the church say it “offers” both heterosexual and homosexual marriage ceremonies. Although it is not against gay marriage, the Church of Sweden’s official stance is that “no priest should be obliged to officiate at the wedding of a same-sex couple.”

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TOPICS: Mainline Protestant; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
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1 posted on 06/25/2017 2:18:20 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Tell the PM to shove it up their Obamahole.

Sweden, it is long past time for a little revolt.

Show some balls.

Oh, forgot.


2 posted on 06/25/2017 2:20:29 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: marshmallow

Refers to the Lutheran state Church of Sweden.


3 posted on 06/25/2017 2:29:10 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Da Coyote
Sweden, it is long past time for a little revolt. Show some balls.

Ikea has been showing them world wide with Lingonberries on the side.


4 posted on 06/25/2017 2:38:30 PM PDT by Covenantor (Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern. " Chesterton)
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To: marshmallow

The swedes need to rid themselves of their traitorous leadership.


5 posted on 06/25/2017 2:39:47 PM PDT by semaj (Audentes fortuna juvat: Fortune favors the bold. Be Bold FRiends.)
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To: marshmallow

He wouldn’t dare say that to a mullah.


6 posted on 06/25/2017 2:39:50 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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To: marshmallow

Gays just making another problem where there is none... They can get married at their town hall or pick another religion other than Christian.

So this does then reflect as an attack against the church...”again”...as gays are not interested in being socially accepted, rather they are flat out demanding society change entirely to suite ‘their twisted and destructive agenda’....


8 posted on 06/25/2017 2:42:37 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Social Democrats means anti-Christian.


9 posted on 06/25/2017 2:48:00 PM PDT by cradle of freedom
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To: caww
....Swedish PM Stefan Lofven 'Tells Priests' to

Carry Out Same-Sex Marriages ‘Or Do Something Else’......

The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?... Jeremiah 5:31

10 posted on 06/25/2017 2:53:40 PM PDT by caww
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To: cradle of freedom

Yes....and as written the left is a religion to begin with :

Instead of Christianity, Judaism etc, they have a new religion called “Leftism”...

It has its own dogma
It has its own priests(Scientists)
It has its own form of blasphemy.. i.e Hate speech.
It has its own “extremists” that denounce other religions.. i.e Atheists.
It has its own rituals
And it gets enforced by rule of law


11 posted on 06/25/2017 2:56:13 PM PDT by caww
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To: marshmallow

What about the state Imans?


12 posted on 06/25/2017 2:57:25 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Waiting for the tweets to hatch!)
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To: marshmallow

Did he include Imams in this order?


13 posted on 06/25/2017 2:57:49 PM PDT by Vic S
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To: marshmallow

It NEVER EVER was about “EQUALITY” and the poor fools who think so are seeing the rewards of their foolishness. This whole exercise of “sodomy marriages” is having every other religion bow to their god of hedonism. They are not finished until every priest or pastor is participating in their foolishness and bowing to their god. Those who will not participate will be punished.


14 posted on 06/25/2017 3:06:46 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: caww

This thug is a real rocket scientist.

Worked as a welder for 16 years (’79-’95), then up up and away in the Swedish Metalworkers Union.

Working Class Hero, Nordic Soviet style.

Making sense isn’t something he’s supposed to do. Just clobber people over the head with Partyline Dogma and do it or else.

Yet another nail in Sweden’s coffin.


15 posted on 06/25/2017 3:08:23 PM PDT by Regulator
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Sweeden will be an Islamist State by approx. 2030....35% of population muslims now and Swedes leaving the country....they won’t be telling the Imams to officiate gay weddings.


16 posted on 06/25/2017 3:15:33 PM PDT by caww
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To: marshmallow

Civil government law and canon Church law — big clash here.


17 posted on 06/25/2017 3:22:23 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marshmallow

Let Sweden die then nuke it from orbit. It is the only way to be sure.


18 posted on 06/25/2017 3:22:38 PM PDT by brewcrew1965 (Liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: marshmallow

They are Lutherans. It’s time for someone to say, “Here I stand.”


19 posted on 06/25/2017 3:23:51 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: marshmallow
Although it is not against gay marriage, the Church of Sweden’s official stance is that “no priest should be obliged to officiate at the wedding of a same-sex couple.”

They will cave.

20 posted on 06/25/2017 3:33:41 PM PDT by piusv (Pray for a return to the pre-Vatican II (Catholic) Faith)
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