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Lesbian Swedish Lutheran bishop seeks removal of crucifixes to welcome Muslim ‘angels’

Sweden’s Eva Brunne has quite the penchant for firsts. As a cleric in the Scandinavian nation’s national church, she’s of but a handful of women ever elevated to her own episcopate.


She also is the first open lesbian to be named a bishop in the 72 million members strong Lutheran World Federation.

Brunne also has the dubious distinction of being the first member of the Swedish Church’s hierarchy to call for the removal of all Christian signs and symbols from a Christian church as to make welcome the rather sizable Muslim immigrant wave that has recently come to call Sweden home.

As reported by Oliver Lane of the news portal and also by the staff of the new media Estonian World Review, both on Oct. 5, 2015, Brunne is requesting, but not ordering, that the Seamen’s Mission Church in Stockholm’s eastern dockyards not only remove all overtly Christian sign and symbols, but also establish a prayer room in the church


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