Horror expressed after Swedish church unveils LGBT altarpiece

Horror expressed after Swedish church unveils LGBT altarpiece December 9, 2019

Last week ‘The Activist Mommy’ Elizabeth Johnston was having conniptions over a children’s book of demons. She’s now moved on to attack St Peter’s Church in Malmö, Sweden, for having recently accepted an artwork showing a group of gays and lesbians – and a transsexual up a tree – in, of all places, heaven!

Image via YouTube

Commenting on the altarpiece created by Swedish lesbian artist Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin, Johnston, writes:

A truly Christian church is a body of believers who profess faith in Christ and gather together to hear the faithful preaching of His Word, partake in the Lord’s Supper and baptism, and practice for Heaven by praising and worshiping Him together.

The minute such a group of professing believers abandons any core teaching of God’s perfect Word, they cease to be a true church.

St. Paul’s … however, has gone far beyond simply abandoning the core teaching of God’s perfect Word. They may call themselves a church, but that is the only way in which they are a church … With the installation of a controversial new altarpiece, St. Paul’s has signaled to the world that it has completed its rejection of Scripture and its teachings on human sexuality.

According to this report, Wallin above, created “Paradise” in 2012 and tried to donate it to the Skara Cathedral just before the church was preparing to conduct the first same-sex wedding in its 1,000-year history.

Wallin, who has a history of blending religious imagery with “pro-minority activism”, said at the time that she wanted to test if the Church of Sweden was as gay-friendly as it claimed to be when it embraced same-sex marriage in 2009. The Skara Cathedral politely declined the gift, saying it was about political activism and not faith.

Her work was inspired by a painting by Renaissance master Lucas Cranach the Elder. The artist/activist said she wanted to show that, since the beginning of time, the place for gay people was in paradise rather than hell.

The church said in a statement:

We are grateful to Elisabeth’s artistry, which enables us to build a credible church that shows that we all, regardless of who we love and identify as, are accommodated in Paradise.

Image via YouTube

Johnston,  above, on the other hand, shrieks:

The irony of a church bearing the name of St. Paul is nearly unbearable. After all, it was this apostle to the Gentiles who wrote in Romans of how ‘women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.’ (Romans 1:26-27 ESV)

Paul also wrote to the Corinthians, saying that’neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.’ (I Cor. 6:9-10 ESV)

It seems these ‘churches’ would rather tear out such pages of God’s Word in order to posture themselves as  ‘accepting’ in today’s culture.


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  • Delta

    When a man in power within some church is revealed to be an abuser1, the outcry is that “we all sin” but God toootally forgives him, so it’s all okay (and therefore the people he hurt should just shut up and stop being so bitter)…

    But when someone isn’t straight and cis, nothing we possibly do can “redeem” us.

  • Tawreos

    Paul also wrote to the Corinthians, saying that’neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.’ (I Cor. 6:9-10 ESV)

    And Paul could have either been bitter because his boyfriend found a nice Egyptian guy and left him, or he was just wrong. Why would you listen to Paul anyway? He claims that a hallucination gave him the right to tell other people how to live, and people like Liz are just fine with that.

  • Brian Curtis

    It’s adorable that Johnston thinks the Swedish church of St. Paul needs her approval… or indeed, even knows who she is.

  • Tawreos

    I wish I didn’t know who she was.

  • Raging Bee

    This loon either can’t find anything more horrifying in her world to complain about than one painting in one church; or just can’t handle any issue more substantive than such a painting.

    So is that going to be her career — policing religious art all over the world? A terrifying and dangerous job, I suppose, but not too terrifying for the likes of her…

  • Raging Bee

    That’s her goal in life: to make EVERYONE wish they never knew who she was.

  • Tawreos

    Her career is not going to be policing religious art. Her career is going to be what it has always been, being outraged at things that have no effect on her so she can PROVE how persecuted christians are in the modern world.

  • larry parker

    Velvet would be a better media for this.

  • Broga

    “It seems these ‘churches’ would rather tear out such pages of God’s Word in order to posture themselves as ‘accepting’ in today’s culture.

    What the hell does that mean? As usual the obscure, opaque and nonsensical offered in the hope that it will be assumed to be profound.

  • Old Harry

    In the Last Supper, which one was Paul, again?

  • Old Harry

    Ah, yes, the Apostle to the Gentiles.

    A man whose bad ergot trip turned him into a cult hero.

  • RMS

    As a reviler, isn’t she calling herself out?

  • Freethinker

    The only straight one.

  • Raging Bee

    Silly atheist, everyone knows every word of the Bible is literally true, except for the radical socialist bits, which are optional. /s