The Russian Church Called the Picture of Christ in the Image of a Transvestite as ‘Madness’

Pravmir.com team | 25 September 2020

A picture of Jesus Christ in the image of a transvestite made by the Lutheran Church of Iceland, is another manifestation of the European madness around the topic of “gender diversity,” said Vladimir Legoyda, Head of the Synodal Department for Church’s Relations with Society and Mass Media.

“I never cease to be amazed at the madness that is going on in Europe around “gender diversity”, Vladimir Legoyda wrote on his Telegram channel.

The head of the Synodal Department said with reference to dailymail.co.uk that the national Lutheran Church in Iceland “decided to attract young people to come to the Sunday school in a peculiar way by publishing an advertisement on its official Facebook page depicting Jesus Christ as a transvestite dancing under a rainbow.”

The representative of the Russian Church noted, this blasphemy “generated a flurry of indignant comments on the Internet, forcing the authors of this advertisement to remove it from the network, although it will be “showed off”on buses running around Reykjavik for at least two weeks”.

“Pétur Georg Markan, the Icelandic Church’s media representative, has been awkwardly trying to justify the portrayal of Christ in this way. According to him, Jesus Christ can manifest himself in various forms, and the Church welcomes diversity,” wrote Vladimir Legoyda.

He quoted Pétur Georg Markan: “We are trying to accept society as it is. We have all sorts of people, and we need to learn to speak of Jesus as accepting “all kinds”… Especially because it is very important that everyone sees themselves in Jesus and that we don’t get too stagnant. So it’s okay. ”

However, later, the head of the Synodal Department continued, “apparently, under the pressure of a mass of negative reviews, he [Pétur Georg Markan] still had to admit that “it is not okay”.

“We know that not everyone agrees that Christ should look like this, and we certainly respect that,” Vladimir Legoyda once again quoted the representative of the Icelandic Church, concluding that comments in this situation are superfluous.

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