Church of Sweden to stop referring to God as ‘he’ or ‘Lord’

The Church of Sweden is urging its clergy to use gender-neutral language when referring to the supreme deity, refraining from using terms such as “Lord” and “he” in favour of the less specific “God.”

The move is one of several taken by the national Evangelical Lutheran church in updating a 31-year-old handbook setting out how services should be conducted in terms of language, liturgy, hymns and other aspects.

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  • Clink9

    Why don’t they just get it out of the way and lie face down in the streets with their asses in the air?

    • That’s for Christmas!

    • David Murrell

      ….and refer to God as Allah?

  • ontario john

    All the liberal main line churches seem to be led by lesbians, homosexuals or other perverts. All foretold in the Book of Revelation.

  • Millie_Woods

    I been waiting for the Swedish Stupid-Bubble to pop but they keep finding ways to inflate it.

  • tom_billesley

    “God” is still too gendered a word. “Deity” will have to be used.

    • The Buddhist Butterfly

      Good catch.

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    God is a gender non-binary transbutterfly.

  • Clausewitz

    Who the hell do they think they are? The United Church of Canada?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Are they turning all the churches into refugee centers before they’re converted to mosques?