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Swedish Church Declares Jesus Christ ‘Gender Neutral’

Susann Senter Swedish Church

Sweden is at the forefront of the social justice movement, and not even Christianity is exempt from the progressive push for inclusivity of genders other than male and female and a full embrace of the ‘gender spectrum.’ 

Ahead of Christmas this year, the Swedish Church in Västerås released an advertisement in the Swedish newspaper, Västerås Tidning, inviting Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the son of God. Residents of the city were invited to celebrate his birth at the church, which offered mass, and a Christmas crib.

However, the ad referred to Jesus using the Swedish gender-neutral pronoun of “hen,” which is an alternative to “hon” (she), and “han” (he), according to Expressen.

The church’s female vicar, Susann Senter, said that the decision to refer to Jesus using a gender-neutral pronoun was to respect the progressive view that gender is not determined at birth.

“We did not want to decide on the sex of the child right away,” said Senter, who explained that the decision is partly due to the Church’s gender equality program.

“Welcome Jesus! On Christmas Day, December 25, Jesus was born, a long-awaited child. Hen was born when the happy parents Mary and Joseph were traveling,” read the newspaper ad.

It received mixed reactions. The move prompted outrage from local Swedes on social media who said “it feels stupid,” while others supported the progressive message.

Senter told the newspaper that the whole Swedish church in Västerås has an extensive gender equality program, which was recently implemented for its employees, who are provided with two working days per week to discuss equal treatment.

She explained that how we treat each other based on gender has been a conversation topic at the church.

Senter told Expressen that while Jesus Christ is historically a man, her theological interpretation of the figure makes him “beyond man or woman.”

“If I’m a little provocative, most 19th and 20th century depictions of Jesus are quite feminine. He is gentle, has curly hair and is not very masculine in physique,” she said.

The vicar lamented the fact that “hen” is not a historically used pronoun in the Swedish language, and called it a “strain that we always talk about God as ‘he’.

“We cannot change the text in the Bible, but we can change our way of highlighting this,” she said.

Source: Expressen.

21 Comments

21 Comments

  1. Phelps

    December 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Jesus was very clear with his preferred pronouns, as was God.

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  3. Gloria

    December 29, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    God help these apostate churches! The bible predicted there would “first be a falling away” and we have lived to see it.

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  5. Cliff

    December 30, 2017 at 2:34 am

    He believes in “white genocide” which would include Christians, Communists, Socialists, Trade Unionists, Homosexuals, Jews and those of the Romany and Slavic races.

    They very people murdered in Nazi Concentration Camps as part of the Nazi policy of genocide against those whom they regarded as the cause of the world’s problems.

    Within the article he holds a t-shirt and stands next to supporters wearing the same t-shirt saying “Nazi-Hunter”, I’d say he’s found three!

    • Cliff

      December 30, 2017 at 2:37 am

      Sorry! My comment posted in wrong section.

  6. Hairaticrick

    December 30, 2017 at 11:44 am

    Ha, I’m an atheist and thus, have no dogma in this fight 😁 just asking, what are you Christians doing to do about this? 👊😀👌

    • Louis

      December 30, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Because if Jesus is not both fully human and fully God then the entire question of salvation and justification is erroneous.

      To be a fully a human Jesus also had a sex, and His own use of gender pronouns means that He was also male in gender.

      So there’s two major problems. Gender/sex disjunction, as well as saying that Jesus wasn’t fully a human with a male body which with He could die on the Cross.

  7. Jim the Scott

    December 30, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Fulton J. Sheen said every heresy is a Truth exaggerated to an extreme or diminished to a defect.

    The Truth at the bottom of this heresy is Augustine said the Divine Nature of God has neither sex no gender. Thus the divine nature and divine person of Christ has not sex or gender….

    BUT!!!!!!!!!!

    Christ’s humanity is clearly gender male and the Divine Person of Jesus in a sense can be said to be Male by virtue of the fact He is operating that nature.

    Also divinely inspired scriptures uses Masculine Pronouns when referencing God so we should follow the example of Holy Writ.

    So nuts to this “genderless Jesus”. He has a male human nature. Granted he got it completely from his Mother but it is a male human nature.

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  10. Lynda

    December 31, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Probably a lot of novus ordo catholics will be joining the Swedish Lutherans in celebrating the birth of JudeoXtian Jaysus , the good social worker and pansy of Palestine as a gender neutral ‘hen’. Francis will probably see Rev Susan as onto a good thing and try to get in on the Lutheran noncis Jaysus next year.

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  12. Craig

    December 31, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    From Genesis, the Word has been male. How lost are the leaders of the church in Sweden to deny the truths given in the Bible in favor of today’s pseudo science of gender? The answer is so lost that they may have never been born again.

  13. Stantoon

    January 1, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    George Ciccariello is not he more idiot, because he does not train.

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  17. Johan

    January 2, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Note that this stunt was pulled by the dean of Västerås (a position she reached just prior to the retirement age of 65), not a bishop or higher. In the short Expressen article, her picture is included three times, so I believe this is more about self promotion, or a brain fart that got too much attention.

    The normal thing to write if wanting to avoid gendered pronouns would have been “The child” or “The Jesus child” was born.

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