October 1, 2019

SWEDEN: Church of Sweden Proclaimed Greta Thunberg 'Successor' To Jesus Christ. Antifa Screamed "Nazi Scum" At And Blocked Elderly Couple Trying To Cross The Street In Canada.

The Washington Examiner
written by Ellie Bufkin
Monday September 30, 2019

The Church of Sweden declared teen star climate activist Greta Thunberg to be an appointed successor to Jesus Christ in a 2018 tweet that resurfaced in the wake of her speech before the United Nations.

"Announcement! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed one of his successors, Greta Thunberg," the tweet said on Dec. 1, 2018. The account, operated by the Limhamns Church, had previously tweeted several sentiments of climate activism.
The tweet's reemergence came at the same time as Thunberg's appearance at the United Nations earlier this month in which she sounded the alarm about climate change during a viral speech.

"My message is that we’ll be watching you,” Thunberg warned to a room full of world leaders. “You all come to us young people for hope, how dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words and yet I’m one of the lucky ones ... We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you?"

The Church of Sweden has a history of promulgating climate alarmism and Greta Thunberg particularly, noting on their official website, "When the Amazon burns, we gather to fight for Mother Earth together."

While some Swedish Twitter users were amused by the tweet claiming Thunberg to be a successor to Christ, others found the suggestion offensive.

"Time and time again I ask myself: when was the Swedish church kidnapped by left-wing extremists?" one user wrote.
Others had a more sarcastic spin on the tweet. "Should you now abandon the celebration of Jesus' birthday and start celebrating Greta Thunberg's birthday instead?" one person said. "After all, we members must know who is the Savior we should worship and pay homage to."
After some backlash in December when the tweet was published, the church posted a second tweet that suggested "success" could be interpreted in more than one way. Shortly after, the entire account was abandoned, with a sign-off message that defended the original celebration of Thunberg and suggested everyone has a right to interpret Jesus in their own way.

"Dear twitter, If we have hurt someone we apologize, it has never been our meaning. Our meaning has been to talk about Jesus Christ in our own way. Now we leave the arena. Thank you for your commitment, joy and debate. God bless you! Jonas Persson, ward pastor."
The tweets have not been deleted, but the account was true to its word and has remained inactive since Dec. 6. The Church of Sweden is the largest Christian church in Sweden, though it ceased to be the official state religion in 2000.
Hamilton Mountain News (HamiltonNews.com)
written by Don Henderson
Monday September 30, 2019

Apparently in the view of some I’m “Nazi Scum.” I just didn’t realize it.

As I and my retired and slow-moving mother made our way to the front doors at Mohawk College — the PPC event was going to be her first political event in almost 40 years since her ex-husband was a town councillor — a black-masked and rage-filled youth decided to scream as loudly as possible in her ear that she was a Nazi. Once inside, my mother complained of having trouble hearing in that ear which was particularly cruel since we were attending an event that required us to listen to ideas. I felt terrible because I wanted to treat my mother to an evening out while preparing to make an informed vote in our federal election.

On our way in, those same mask wearing youths decided they wanted to "school" me on how I was also a Nazi. The irony of this attempt to be educated by the uneducated outside an institute of education is not lost on me.

What these bullies did not realize is that I’ve already had an excellent teacher on the subject. My grandfather.

And unlike these misguided youth, he actually went to Europe to kill Nazis. He served in England, Italy, France and Germany.

My fondest memories of my childhood were sitting on the carpet next to my grandfather’s recliner, wide-eyed as he would tell story after story of World War II. Yet, despite the horrors he endured, each story was laced with a life lesson well beyond the norms for his generation. I remember him explaining why racism doesn’t make sense since you can take the heart out of a black man and put it into a white man and it works just fine.

He did his best to speak in a positive way, but behind the stories he carried the weight of the sacrifices that war puts on a person. His brothers were captured and force-marched as prisoners of war. Tortured and starved until the end of the war, they came back to Canada as damaged souls, one of them sleeping under his bed out of fear and unable to have children.

The other side of my family is no stranger to fighting oppression either. Two of my grand-uncles went to Vimy Ridge where one of them was killed in the first wave. My grand-aunt, a tough as nails R.N., was part of the Medical Corps and received the Royal Red Cross.

Every Remembrance Day, I reflect on the blood, pain and death our family paid to help keep Canada free.

But let’s get back to this masked group that often identifies as Antifa, standing for antifascist. It strikes me as contradictory that a group opposing Nazis or fascists would engage in these tactics. The suppression of opposition is a cornerstone of fascism, while it is our freedom to debate ideas that is a cornerstone of democracy. During the event, I didn’t hear one idea that remotely resembled the Nazi party. I didn’t agree with every policy they put forth, but that’s point isn’t it? I’m free to disagree.

Though it angers me to see such ignorance, my mother reminds me that when the NDP was first created, they were constantly called Communists and worse. I hope with the passage of time, the same holds true for the PPC.

I don’t know who I’m going to vote for, but I do know this, many Canadians gave their lives to protect our freedoms.

Labelling someone because you disagree with them won’t lead to a better society. Especially when you don’t really know the person you are labelling.

I’m not a Nazi. My family gave everything to stop them and I would do the same.

If you need to wear a mask when you assault people, who exactly are you?

— Don Henderson was among the attendees of the Sept. 29 event at Mohawk College hosted by People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier and Dave Rubin.
UPDATE 10/2/19 at 11:32am: Added tweets below.

This man in the tweet below has not deleted this tweet and Twitter has not suspended his twitter account. Reza is allowed to promote violence against an innocent teenager because he doesn't support the same political ideology. Twitter has been suspending Conservative and Libertarian accounts for imaginary offenses because the Left reports them as being offensive. But as you can see below, none of these tweets have been deleted. (emphasis mine)
These are celebrities with so much hate toward this innocent teenager who did nothing wrong.
This person below works for CNN and is frequent guest on ABC The View.

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