A church in Malmo, Sweden has a new altarpiece meant to celebrate gender ‘inclusivity’ by replacing Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden with sodomite couples in suggestive poses, while depicting the serpent tempting them as a transgender woman:
The controversial work of art is not new. Photographer and artist Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin painted it 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.
The openly lesbian artist, 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.
But over seven years have passed, and now Wallin has got her way, even if it isn’t in her home city. St. Paul’s Church in Malmo accepted the painting called “Paradise” as its new altarpiece and unveiled it on Sunday, the first day of Advent. Helena Myrstener, the pastor, said that “history was written” in the hanging of the “LGBT altarpiece” as she tweeted a photo of the painting.
Wallin’s re-imagining of paradise was inspired by one of the works 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 modern interpretation interestingly seems more prudish in terms of nudity than the 16th century originals as both “lesbian Eves” have their breasts covered by leaves rather than concealing only their genitals, as is traditional.
But it’s probably not because the artist has problems with nudity. After all, her most famous photo exhibition – the 2012 Bible-inspired “Ecce Homo” – featured an image portraying the baptism of Jesus with the model standing for Christ having his penis fully exposed.
The Church of Sweden, the state Church of the Scandinavian country until 2000 and still by far its largest denomination, prides itself on embracing a laundry list of woke agendas. Despite this, Swedes have been leaving the Church in record numbers lately, according to surveys.
It should be noted that the church in question is in Malmo, one of Sweden’s notorious Muslim no-go zones, which makes the church useless anyway, but considering the general high levels of atheism in ‘woke’ Sweden, perhaps it’s best that Christianity be relegated to the dust heap of this judeo-socialist Utopia.
The Swedes clearly found life under the rulership of Christ too distasteful and oppressive for their ‘progressive’ sensibilities, and they’ve opted to give the empty promises of jewish socialism and multiculturalism a try instead.
Within another generation, after living with a brutal jewish boot heel constantly on the back of their necks, the Swedes will again cry out for Christ to save them — if there any Swedes left to cry out.