The Church of Sweden Drops the ​Concept of a​ Male God for the Sake of Inclusion and Diversity

In a bid to become more inclusive, the Church of Sweden has voted to adopt a new handbook that discards masculine references to God, such as “H​e” and “Lord.”  The Church ​supports same-sex marriages, has accepted a lesbian bishop, and supports removing crosses from the local Seamen’s Church in order to accommodate Muslim believers. -GEG

In a bid to become more inclusive, the Church of Sweden has voted to adopt a new handbook that advocates discarding masculine references to God, such as “he” and “Lord.”

Amid scathing criticism, the Church of Sweden has approved the new controversial and gender-neutral handbook by a large majority. The new guidelines, which are a politically correct update of a more traditional 1986 handbook, are the centerpiece for the church’s activities, as they explicate the rules for how it operates in terms of language and proceedings.

The most divisive proposal was to stop “unnecessarily” referring to God in a masculine way, such as “he,” “Lord” and “Master” to make the church more inclusive. Another contentious instance of the church’s politically correct newspeak is the notion of “sin” being replaced with “shortcoming.”

Instead of the traditional way, God may thus be referred to as “Mother” in some prayers, according to the handbook.

“God, Holy Trinity, Father and Mother, Son — Sister and Brother, and Spirit — Lifeguard and Giver of Inspiration, lead us to your depths of wealth, wisdom and knowledge,” an example quoted by the handbook said.

Archbishop Antje Jackelén thanked everyone who participated in the work.

“Let’s show the world that we are a church that can embrace diversity,” Jackelén said, as quoted by the Church of Sweden’s mouthpiece Kyrkans Tidning.

The initiative, which has been in progress since 2009, triggered strong reactions, not least from within the church itself.

“I believe that some of these variants are in flagrant discord with great church tradition and the ecumenical consensus that exists between major churches,” Church commissioner Mikael Löwegren in Ljungby, Småland County said, as quoted by the Sydsvenskan daily.

Löwegren argued that this decision signified that the Church of Sweden “ceased to exist as a coherent spiritual community.””Under the guise of ‘diversity’, society is being broken down into different groups,” Löwegren said, arguing that the new manual effectively dismantled church unity by allowing differences from parish to parish. He also argued that the gender-neutrality toward God “took the Church of Sweden further away from major churches instead of bringing it closer to them.”

Priest Helena Edlund, who blasted the church for having shown “a total unwillingness to listen to criticism,” expressed her concern over the development.

“If the Church of Sweden is to be a part of the world-wide Christian church, we cannot always choose the paths that tear us apart from the tree and its roots, we must choose unity instead of breaking away,” Edlund told the Världen Idag news outlet last year.

However, Sofia Camnerin, the deputy chair of the Uniting Church of Sweden, defended the use of “inclusive language” in the church.

“Referring to God as ‘Lord’ consolidates gender hierarchies and the subordination of women in a white, Western feminist context,” Camnerin argued in a blog earlier this year, claiming that legitimizing hierarchies led to violence and subordination.

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YouTube Vows to Purge Harmful Content Aimed at Children

Google-owned YouTube, which has been under fire for allowing kids programming to get out of control with violent and exploitative content, finally responded to public indignation and promises to implement filters to block violence and adult-themed material from videos targeting children and families – no date given for this move, however.  YouTube did shut down the notorious Toy Freaks channel that had ten million subscribers​. It features a father who played pranks on his daughters, which many people saw as the legitimization of abuse.  There are many cartoon producers creating violent and sexually suggestive content aimed at children apparently ​for the sole purpose of traumatizing them and creating social attitudes that reject traditional values. -GEG




Honolulu Police Demand Medical Marijuana Cardholders Turn In Their Guns

The Honolulu Police Department is ordering medical marijuana cardholders to surrender their guns, ammunition and permits within 30 days.  In August 2016, the US Court of Appeals ruled that it is Constitutional to ban gun ownership from marijuana users, not because they are considered to be incapable of safely possessing guns, but because the plant remains illegal at the federal level.  This is due to a Hawaii statute that makes it illegal to own a firearm if it is forbidden by federal law – another case of states voluntarily surrendering their sovereign rights to the federal government. ​​-GEG​

The Honolulu Police Department is ordering medical marijuana cardholders to surrender their firearms within a 30-day window of time.

KITV reports that Honolulu police are doing this via letters to cardholders demanding they “surrender weapons, permits, and ammunition to HPD or to transfer ownership.”

On November 28 The Honolulu Star reported that police have been sending letters throughout the year and the one dated November 13 was signed by HPD chief Susan Ballard. It says, “Your medical marijuana use disqualifies you from ownership of firearms and ammunition.”

Ballard points to Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 134-7 (a), which says, “No person who is a fugitive from justice or is a person prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law shall own, possess, or control any firearm or ammunition therefor.”

On August 31, 2016, Breitbart News reported that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a ban on gun ownership for medical marijuana users is constitutional. The decision was based on the fact that marijuana use remains illegal on the federal level, whether state-sanctioned or not. This means medical marijuana cardholders cannot pass background check form 4473 and, therefore, cannot legally purchase a firearm.

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Washington Post Reporter Admits ​T​here Is No Evidence to Support the​ Claim of​ Trump-Russia Collusion

Project Veritas recorded Washington Post’s National Security reporter, Adam Entous, admitting that the Russia story is a “f***ing crapshoot” because there is no evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election or at any other time​.  Yet, the Washington Post continues to roll out headlines supporting that claim. Melissa McCullough, the Director of Newsroom Operations at the Washington Post​, exposes her bias against Trump, ​saying “let’s just hope he doesn’t get re-elected in another three years.” -GEG​

Monday, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, tweeted a video of Washington Post reporter Aaron Davis attempting to ambush the group’s imminent undercover bombshell video on the paper.

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