Even churches are looking to make things more gender inclusive. The Church of Sweden sets new gender neutral rules: God will no longer be called “He” or “Lord.”
This isn’t the first strange thing done by the Church of Sweden. Last year Eva Brune, a Swedish lesbian bishop, began to remove crosses and Christian symbols from her church. Why? To make the church more inclusive obviously.
Per Breitbart News:
The Church of Sweden has voted to adopt a controversial new handbook which says masculine references to God, such as “He” and “Lord” should be scrapped so as to be more “inclusive”.
Despite heavy criticism from organisations including Royal Swedish Academy, on Thursday the church approved the new handbook with a large majority.
The Church Handbook — which was last updated in 1986 — sets out how services, baptisms, weddings and funerals should be conducted, in language, liturgy, theology and music, and is therefore central to the church’s activities.
According to local media, many priests have objected to directions in the new handbook regarding language, which have been added with the goal of making the church “more inclusive”.
This includes instructing clergy to refer to God in a gender-neutral fashion, without “unnecessarily” using the male pronoun “He”, or terms like “Lord”.
Swedish church gets new gender handbook instructing bishops to not call God for "him" or "Lord"
This madness is getting out of hand.
— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) November 23, 2017
So some churches are going to any length in order to not offend anyone. It’s an interesting approach, considering their main objective should be to spread God’s word, not worry about stepping on anyone’s toes.