Read below the moral and dogmatic corruption of the New Age Orthodox Church of Finland who participates as organizer in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender «Christian» Forum.
EUROPEAN FORUM OF LESBIAN & GAY CHRISTIAN GROUPS 2009
”Courage to follow the Law of Love” (Maybe they don’t know the Biblical word ‘lust’)
MAY 20-24, 2009 IN FINLAND
Wednesday May 20
• 14.00- Registration and information
• 16.00-17.00 Dinner (included in participation fee)
• 17.00-21.00 Pre-Conference for Women, Pre-Conference for Men
• 21.00- Orthodox vesper, supper, saunas
• 08.00-08.30 Morning meditation
• 08.30-09.30 Breakfast
• 09.30-13.00 Pre-Conferences continue (Coffee break 11.00)
• 13.00-14.00 Lunch
• 14.00- Opening Ceremony
• Song of the Forum: Petri Laaksonen
• Director of the Aducation Center of the Church: Hannu Harri
• Welcoming words of Finnish organizers: Liisa Tuovinen
• Representant of the Lutheran Church: Bishop Mikko Heikka
• Organizers of the European Forum 2009: Enric Vilΰ
• 15.00-15.45 Coffee and Meeting with the church representatives and European Forum: Liisa Tuovinen.
• 15.45-16.30 “Courage to follow the law of love”: Lecture/ Speak.
• 17.00-18.30 Workshops (Further information of all workshops)
• 1) Future strategy for European Forum: European Forum board.
• 2) LGBT situation in the first Christian country in the world: Karen Badalyn.
• 3) “Transition in a church context: theology, community and roles of sex and gender in Christian life”: Eeva Jδrvinen.
• 4) Sexual orientation, identification and means of power use and violence in church communities: Liisa Tuovinen.
• 5) “My story» – Story of my life: Inari Hytφnen, MD (Max 10 participants and same persons present in every workshop meeting).
• 7) Lutheran Concerned / North America (LC/NA) programs and resources: Matrin Scheel & Philip Moeller.
• 18.30-19.30 Dinner
• 20.00–21.00 Evening programme “Dancing Conference” in the Hall
• 07.30-08.00 Morning meditation
• 08.00-09.00 Breakfast
• 09.00- to Helsinki
• 10.00-13.00 Open seminar in the University of Helsinki
• PhD, Kerstin Sφderblom, Goethe University Frankfurt: The European Churches and their sexual minority
• ThD, Bishop Wille Riekkinen: How to define theological stand on homosexuality
• General secterary, Father Heikki Huttunen, Ecumenical Counsel of Finland, Orthodox church of Finland: Human sexuality in the Orthodox theology [Photo]
• ThD, Assistant professor Vesa Hirvonen: Does homosexuality challenge the doctrine of the church?
• 13.00 Travel back to Jδrvenpδδ
• 14.00-15.00 Lunch
• 15.30-17.00 Workshops
• 1) Catholic church book project: Andrea E. Kruger.
• 2) HIV and sexually transmitted infections – safer sex and HIV-prevention: Lennie Lindberg.
• 3) LGBT situation in the first Christian country in the world: Karen Badalyn.
• 4) “Transition in a church context: theology, community and roles of sex and gender in Christian life”: Eeva Jδrvinen.
• 5) Sexual orientation, identification and means of power use and violence in church communities: Liisa Tuovinen.
• 6) “My story» – Story of my life: Inari Hytφnen, MD (Max 10 participants and same persons present in every workshop meeting)
• 7) Our response to persecution – growing towards spiritual strength. Johan Slδtis.
• 8) “Rowing spirit”. A journey to Lake Tuusula with texts from the Bible: Jaakko Hyttinen & Tuula Putkonen.
• 9) Visit to Ainola – home of composer Jean Sibelius: volunteers.
• 10) Planning group for the Closing service: Monika Pensar-Granroth.
• 11) Lutheran Concerned / North America (LC/NA) programs and resources: Matrin Scheel & Philip Moeller.
• 17.00-18.30 Floor ball in the Sports hall
• 18.30-19.30 Dinner
• 20.00–22.00 Evening programme
• 22.00-23.00 Orthodox vesper, supper, saunas
Saturday May 23
• 08.00-08.30 Morning meditation
• 08.30-09.00 Breakfast
• 09.00-13.00 Annual meeting of European Forum
• 09.00-13.00 Workshops
• 1) “Transition in a church context: theology, community and roles of sex and gender in Christian life”: Eeva Jδrvinen.
• 2) Sexual orientation, identification and means of power use and violence in church communities: Liisa Tuovinen.
• 3) Can male priest love and live with a man? Discussion with an introduction by an orthodox priest working in southern Finland. (09.00-10.45).
• 4) From invisibility to visibility. Spiritual and communal ways to establish a rainbow identity in an orthodox context. Introduction to the theme by orthodox rainbow fellowshop members. (11.30-12.45).
• 5) “Rowing spirit”. A journey to Lake Tuusula with texts from the Bible: Jaakko Hyttinen & Tuula Putkonen.
• 6) Visit to Ainola – home of composer Jean Sibelius: volunteers.
• 7) Planning for Sunday service: Monika Pensar-Granroth.
PS. Because the name of the Bishop has been removed from the gay conferance programme (after the noise caused) and some people of bad-will accused us as frauds, here is a snapshot with the link from goolge, where the bishop’s name is still there.
A link about a Finnish Lutheran priest who has gone under sex-change and remained a parish… priestess. The Orthodox priests and General Seretary of the Finnish Ecumenical counsel and the priests of the parish of Helsinki support the ordination of transexuals and are in communion with the gay homosexual cult.
Swedish Lutheran Church gives green light to gay weddings
Stockholm, Sweden – Sweden’s Lutheran Church said Wednesday it was in favour of allowing same-sex couples to wed in church but recommended that the term «marriage» be reserved for heterosexual unions. The position of the Church, which has 7.2 million members out of a population of 9.1 million, had been solicited by the government as it prepares a bill on a new «gender neutral» marriage law that it hopes to present to parliament early next year.
«Marriage and (same-sex) partnerships are equivalent forms of unions. Therefore the Church of Sweden’s central board says yes to the proposal to join the legislation for marriages and partnerships into a single law,» the Church said in a statement. «According to the Church of Sweden’s board the word ‘marriage’ should however only be used for the relationship between a woman and a man,» it said. Sweden has since 1995 allowed gays and lesbians the right to civil unions, granting them the same legal status as married couples. But gay and lesbian organisations have long been pushing for the last distinction between heterosexual marriages and homosexual unions to be eliminated. Sweden’s current law from 1987 defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. The government has proposed that the new law strike any reference to gender.
Archbishop Anders Wejryd said in the statement that «there were different opinions on the board, but there was a large majority who felt that the word marriage should only be used for man/woman relationships.» The Church’s position in effect rejects the idea of a gender neutral law, since it wants the term «marriage» to apply only to heterosexual unions. But it opens the door for same-sex couples to wed in church. While heterosexuals can currently marry in either a civil ceremony or a church ceremony in Sweden, homosexuals are only allowed to register their partnerships in a civil ceremony. If the new legislation is adopted, Sweden, already a pioneer in giving same-sex couples the right to adopt children, would become the first country in the world to allow gays to marry within a major Church. The Lutheran Church, which was separated from the state in 2000, has since January 2007 offered gays a religious blessing of their union
Norway’s Lutherans ease ban on allowing those in gay partnerships to serve in clergy
Oslo, Norway – Norway’s state Lutheran church lifted an outright ban on clergy in same-sex relationships but will allow each bishop to decide whether to employ them. After an anguished week of debate at its annual meeting, the church’s 86-member governing synod voted 50-34 to make the change. Two members abstained. The meeting, which ended Nov. 16, was held in the town of Lillehammer. Six of Norway’s 11 bishops are expected to open their local pulpits to noncelibate gay and lesbian clergy.
«This will create peace in the church, and security for homosexual clergy,» Marit Tingelstad, head of the Bishop’s Council for southeastern Norway’s Hamar district, said on state radio network NRK. But Bishop Ole D. Hagesaeter, of the Bjoergvin district, said, «This is a sad day for the church. It will be a splitting factor and lead to many feeling homeless in the church.» The synod’s vote was a compromise revision of a 1997 resolution by the highest body in Norway’s state Protestant church that barred all gay clergy with same-gender partners from holding consecrated jobs. Under Norwegian law, gay couples have rights comparable to those of married heterosexuals, apart from church weddings and adoption. The church counts nearly 85 percent of Norway’s 4.7 million people as members.
And while the Ecumenist Orthodox Church of Finland is in communion with the Lutherans, the Latvian Lutheran Church broke relations with the Swedes for the ordination of women. Who is more heretical? The Latvian Lutheran Archbishop or the Finnish Orthodox?
Latvian Lutherans split over women pastors
Riga, Latvia - The Lutheran Church in the Baltic state of Latvia has chosen to break communion with its neighbour Sweden – because it does not want to accept women pastors. After the Latvian Synod of Bishops the church’s governing body elected conservative Janis Vanags as Archbishop of Riga in 1993, the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church decided to end its fellowship with the Lutheran Church of Sweden.