She Was Made The World’s First Lesbian Bishop. Now She Wants Churches To Do THIS

The question of how accommodating churches should be toward other religions has risen sharply in importance over the past few years.

Eva Brunne was made the world’s first openly lesbian bishop by the church of Sweden back in 2009. She has a young son with her wife and fellow lesbian priest Gunilla Linden.

Brunne recently told a priest in Stockholm that he should remove all signs of the cross and have markings of the way to pray toward Mecca for the benefit of Muslim worshippers.

The church is the Seaman’s mission church, located in Stockholm’s eastern dockyards.

Brunne said she wanted a place where sailors of other faiths could come to pray.

She said that Muslim visitors to the church were “angels.”

In a post on her official blog, Brunne defended her idea, saying that to do otherwise would be “stingy towards people of other faiths”.

She also argued that airports and hospitals already have multi-faith prayer rooms, and it is time for the mission church in Stockholm to adapt.

Father Patrik Petterson, a priest active in the same parish as the mission church, took issue with Brunne’s views on his blog.

He said that the bishop’s words were “theologically unthinking,” and wrote: “Ignoring the rhetorical murmuring. The only argument bishop Eva really put forward in support of her view is ‘hospitality’… How do you respond to that? Not much of a basis for discussion, as one colleague put it. The theological, ecclesiological, pastoral and working issues are left untouched.”

The church director of the Seaman’s mission church stated: “I have no problem with Muslim or Hindu sailors coming here and praying. But I believe that we are a Christian church, so we keep the symbols. If I visit a mosque I do not ask them to take down their symbols. It’s my choice to go in there.”

What do you think of the bishop’s comments that crosses should be taken down and the way to Mecca marked in the Seaman’s church?

WATCH What This American Israeli Singer Did To Teach Muslims A Lesson About God And Jerusalem

American-Israeli singer Yitzchok Meir Malek found an original and powerful way to express his feelings about the ongoing Muslim violence on the Temple Mount and Old City of Jerusalem. He climbed to the roof of a house in the predominantly Arab neighborhood Silwan opposite the Temple Mount, taking with him an amplifier and a huge loudspeaker which he placed opposite the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

He then chanted in a loud voice the Shema Yisrael prayer, the Jewish declaration of faith which is the most important prayer in Judaism (Hear O Israel Hashem is our God Hashem is the One and Only). Religious Jews don’t use the name God, but rather call him “HaShem” (The Name) or “HaKadosh Baruch Hoe” (The Holy One Blessed is He). Only in prayer do they utter the name of God (Adonai or Eloheinu).

Malek wrote on his Facebook page another phrase taken from the Aleinu LeShabeach prayer: “HaShem will be king over all of the world on that day Hashem will be One and his Name will be One”.

He asked to broadcast the clip during night hours when men are usually sleeping. “For it is up to man to rise strong like a lion of Zion and praise Hashem at midnight and sunrise if he or she chooses,” Yitzchok Malek wrote.

His action was clearly intended to be a message to the Muslims in Jerusalem who used to announce their prayers with similar loudness when they broadcast the Adhan or Azan, the call for prayer from the minarets of Mosques. The Adhan was formerly chanted by the muezzin, the person who called for and chants the Muslim prayers in the Mosque. Malek’s clip was posted on Facebook on October 1st during the Succot festival, when Muslims again tried to prevent Jews from visiting the Temple Mount.

The current wave of Arab violence that has spread from Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria (and even to northern Israel) has everything to do with the Muslim denial of any Jewish history involving Jerusalem–and especially the Temple Mount, where, six hundred years after the destruction of the second Jewish Temple, a first Muslim shrine was built.

This was the Qubbat al-Sakhrah, or Kipa HaSela in Hebrew, the Dome of the Rock. The Dome of the Rock is now Jerusalem’s most recognizable landmark and was built to signal to the Christians that Islam had now become the religion of the world. The shrine has the form of a famous Byzantine chapel that was built between Jerusalem and Bethlehem in the fifth century. The walls of the shrine are partly decorated with anti-Christian texts and were meant to humiliate the Christians who were effectively in charge of affairs in Jerusalem until the Muslim siege in 637 CE.

The al-Aqsa Mosque existed before the Dome of the Rock, but was first a primitive structure. The current building was built right after the construction of the Dome of the Rock in 690 CE.

Malek’s message to Muslims seemed to be that there is only one God, and that Jerusalem is his and that He will rule the world and not Muslim fanatics.

He wrote on his Facebook page that his action was for “the sake of heaven and earth and not to overwhelm other people praising HaShem.” “Free will is what us makes HaShem-like,” he added.

The current Muslim denial of the existence of any Jewish history on the Temple Mount and in Jerusalem is rather odd.

Early Muslims used the name Bait al Maqdis for Jerusalem, and not al-Quds. Bait al-Maqdis is a translation of the Hebrew name for the Temple Mount: Bayit HaMiqdash.

The existence of the Temple in Jerusalem is even mentioned in the Quran in Surah 17:7:


(And said), “If you do good, you do good for yourselves; and if you do evil, [you do it] to yourselves.” Then when the final promise came, (We sent your enemies) to sadden your faces and to enter the temple in Jerusalem, as they entered it the first time, and to destroy what they had taken over with (total) destruction.

Scary New Report Reveals How Many Americans Have Tried To Join ISIS; One State Has The Most…

According a recently released report by the House Homeland Security Committee, 15 of the 58 Americans who sought to join ISIS since the start of the Syrian war were from Minnesota.

Fifteen is the most from any state. MInneapolis-St. Paul reporter Tom Lyden told Fox News: “You know the groundwork for this was really set back in 2007. We have a very large Somali community here, about 100,000 people, and a very small part of that community was radicalized back in 2007. We had 24 people leave Minnesota to go fight for the terrorist group Al Shabaab in Somali.”

According to the Homeland Security Committee’s report, the trend of Americans seeking to travel to Syria has been upwards over the last few years.

  • Despite concerted efforts to stem the flow, we have largely failed to stop Americans from traveling overseas to join jihadists. Of the hundreds of Americans who have sought to travel to the conflict zone in Syria and Iraq, authorities have only interdicted a fraction of them.
  • The U.S. government lacks a national strategy for combating terrorist travel and has not produced one in nearly a decade.
  • Gaping security weaknesses overseas—especially in Europe—are putting the U.S. homeland in danger by making it easier for aspiring foreign fighters to migrate to terrorist hotspots and for jihadists to return to the West.

“It is clear that our nation faces a grave and growing threat from foreign fighters,” said Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Texas. “Sadly, global efforts have failed to stop the flow of these aspiring jihadists into Syria, and we have already seen ‘returnees’ from the conflict zone come home to America and Europe and plot acts of terror. Even more, those still on the battlefield are radicalizing their peers online and inciting them to launch homegrown attacks. I commend the Task Force for their work on this serious homeland security dilemma, and in light of their findings, I urge world leaders at the United Nations to redouble their efforts to combat terrorist travel.”

As reported by Western Journalism, one of the ISIS leaders who inspired May’s Texas attack at a Draw the Prophet Muhammad cartoon competition was from Minnesota.

Minnesota CBS affiliate WCCO reports that Mujahid Miski, whose real name is Mohammed Abdullahi Hassan, left Minneapolis in 2008 to join al-Shabaab in Somalia and was indicted in 2009 on terror charges. He is believed to still be in Somalia.

A little over a week before the “Texas Terror” assault, Miski tweeted: “The brothers from the Charlie Hebdo attack did their part. It’s time for brothers in the #US to do their part.”

h/t: The Right Scoop

Watch: Parents Spot Something About Allah On Kids’ Homework — And They’re Furious

According to reports, a number of parents in Walton County, Ga., were incensed when they learned of a controversial worksheet their children brought home from school last month.

WSB shared the concerns of several locals, including Michelle King, who were upset that students were being asked to identify the key tenets of Islam.

“Like my daughter had to learn the Shahid and the Five Pillars of Islam,” King said, “which is what you learn to convert.”

By the same token, she noted that “they never once learned anything about the Ten Commandments or anything about God.”

One parent was outraged by another passage, which asserts Allah is “the same God worshiped by Jews and Christians.” 

Steven Alsup noted that the assertion “seemed like half the truth to me,” noting that “they didn’t talk about the extreme Islamics.”

King summed up her feelings on the matter, concluding that the in-depth study of Islam “goes against my religion completely.”

A number of concerned parents have joined together in an effort to reclassify the religious studies courses as optional. In its defense of the assignments, the State Department of Education released a statement explaining that the “standard for seventh grade given to educators is to ‘compare and contrast the prominent religions in the Middle East: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.’”

The agency source went on to assert that homework assigned with this goal in mind “is not an evaluation of any religion, nor is it a course in the belief system of any religion.”

Was this assignment appropriate? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Big Muslim Group Demanded Ben Carson Withdraw. He Just Made That Backfire In A HUGE Way

Ben Carson is calling on the Internal Revenue Service to revoke the nation’s highest profile Muslim advocacy group–because it allegedly illegally inserted itself into presidential race.

As reported by Western Journalism, Carson stated nearly two weeks ago that he would not advocate for a Muslim to be president, unless he or she renounced Sharia Law.

Nihad Awad, the president and founder of the Council On American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), responded to Carson’s remarks at a press conference soon thereafter, stating: “We ask Mr. Ben Carson to withdraw from the presidential race, because he is unfit to lead.”

Carson’s campaign is now charging that Awad engaged in illegal electioneering by advocating against a particular candidate. “[T]he organization has brazenly violated IRS rules prohibiting tax-exempt nonprofits like CAIR to intervene in a political campaign on behalf of—or in opposition to—a candidate,” according to a statement on Carson’s website.

The campaign also calls for immediate action by the Internal Revenue Service:

The IRS should immediately revoke CAIR’s tax-exempt status. Under the Obama administration, the IRS has systematically targeted conservative nonprofit groups for politically motivated audits and harassment. The agency should now properly do its job and punish the real violators of America’s laws and regulations.

Carson’s statement includes a petition demanding the IRS take action against CAIR.

As reported by Western Journalism, Carson’s campaign raised an astounding $20 million last quarter, with $12 million hitting the coffers during September alone.

A significant portion of that came in after the candidate stated his opposition to a Muslim being president on NBC’s Meet the Press. Campaign manager Barry Bennett said that $700,000 in donations was made within 36 hours after Carson’s remarks.