Adam with Adam and Eve with Eve: Church in Sweden Shows Gay Scene of Creation Story

A church in Malmö, Sweden caused controversy by unveiling a controvertial altarpiece.

This new altarpiece replaces Adam and Eve in paradise with gay couples. Besides, it shows  a serpent as a transgender woman tempting them.

Artist Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin is an openly lesbian artist. She made this work in 2012. She 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.

However, the church did not received the gift, saying it was about political activism and not faith.

Years passed by and the artist tried to donate her art once more. This time, 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.

Artist Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin

Helena Myrstener, the pastor, said that “history was written” in the hanging of the “LGBT altarpiece” as she tweeted a photo of the painting.

 

“It is with pride and joy that we receive” The Paradise “in St. Paul’s Church. We need images that pave the way for greater inclusion and identification in the church, “ says Pastor Sofia Tunebro, head of labor, in a press release.

But the painting did not pleased everyone. Some people expressed their opinions through social media.

One member commented on Twitter “The politization has gone too far,”as she announced leaving the Church.

 

 

Source: RT/Tundratabloids

 

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