Gay love is a sin

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The church must make a settlement with gay hatred in Christian communities
Faith can move mountains, but who moves the faith?

If the church believes serious about being a church for all, it must make a settlement against the gay hatred that characterizes many Christian communities. It does not help her hands and lean back on her own marriage decision.

Fortunately, the Church has come up with better thoughts than preaching death and eternal spoilage over people who love some of the same sex. Unfortunately, there are plenty of dark powers that behind closed prayer doors condemn gay practice, paralyzed marriage and believe that the family is reserved for heterosexual couples. In order to fight this, we have to take the debate on Christianity’s own premises. The church must make a settlement with the homophathy in many Christian communities.

We have all read from them: Good adults, Christian, white men, happy to live in a charming little village along the coast in southwestern Norway or in northern Norway. They share in common that they are strongly engaged in or lead a reactionary Christian environment. In the newspaper slots and the church magazines they call out the wrath of God and a good dose of oldest condemnation of people who will “destroy the foundation of society: the family.”

In the comments fields are the pitiful provocators, but in their environments they are the king on the hill. Both places push the Bible and the word of God in front of them.

Their starting point is always the same: We can read in your book of Moses and Paul’s words about all possible suffering and misery that will hit those who dare to defy the Bible’s prohibition of homosexual intercourse. By virtue of the Bible, they spread their message, but they rarely encounter theological contamination. It’s no use so all world celebrities, politicians, commentators and bloggers had taken a total distance from the statements. Doomsday preachers and celebrities speak neither in the same language nor to the same audience.

I’ve seen the consequences. Young and old who are driven to the edge of the dungeon to grasp Christianity and “one true faith.” Women and men who live a life of eternal denial or a double life next to spouse and children. For some of them the pressure is too big. Some end their relationship with the church, while others end life. Where are the moral philosophers of the Christian Movement then? Where are those who speak of charity, mercy and mercy? Where are the critical voices that ask “We went too far”?

For too many years, the church has despised and denied the overthrows of gay and sexual minorities as a global Christian world order has been committed for centuries. Things are on the way, but the majority of the world’s churches have not seen the light. Not everyone here on earth.

Why does not the church and the Christian people make a final settlement with this kind of theological thinking? Where are the church’s employees, bishops and priests? Where are the Christian editors in our country and the day, or are the birds of prey? All we hear is the deafening silence.

On a case-by-case basis, discrimination against gay and sexual minorities remains unprecedented. The examples are many: In the Salvation Army, gays are excluded from participating in church work and faith. Normally, employees risk losing their jobs because of their partner, while the MorFarBarn organization is leading the attack on gay parents and homosexual marriage together with 36 other organizations and churches.

Faith can move mountains, but who moves the faith? The Bible and the understanding of it have always been interpreted into the time we live in. Also in the church there are voices that make a blow for a more human view of skeptic love. It’s all reason to shout. Yet they are so little and apparently they have to fight the fight in their own rows.

With its silence, the church and the Christian people communicate an attitude to attitudes and theological thinking that has a hateful and, at best, discriminatory character. One can quickly get the impression that Kristen Norway believes that God’s love and mercy are just as great that it fits into the bedroom to discriminate against you and the partner you have chosen. If that is not the case, they should make a settlement with the homohate on Christianity’s own premises.

My comment about it is:

Everyone must understand that homosexuality is a sin in the Bible. It is not for discussion sometime. The Norwegian Church has become political and no longer follows the Bible. I’ve signed off a long time ago. Many free churches in Norway follow the Bible better and have taken a stand on this question. I feel that time has come to choose side, and I choose the Bible in this. Homosexuality is a sin and will always be. But everyone has forgotten that God hates sin but loves the sinner. Therefore, we are equal to God. But practicing gay is to fall off that priviledge.

Too many immigrants outside the labor market

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Integration minister Jan Tore Sanner must improve the introductory program, says Oslo City Council Tone Tellevik Dahl.

All newly arrived refugees are offered to participate in an integration program, whose goal is to learn Norwegian and quickly get out of work or education.

Tone Tellevik Dahl (Labor Party) believes that there are many challenges with today’s integration, and now urges the integration minister to make changes to the introduction program for refugees. The biggest challenge is that many immigrants do not get a job.

She has come up with concrete proposals for changes she has sent to integration minister Jan Tore Sanner. The municipalities need government assistance, Dahl believes.

“I hope Sanner can be positive about the changes, and we will do our best to improve implementation in general. But here we need state aid, so that we and all other municipalities are in a better position to get more into work and education, “says the agency.

– Need more time

One of the proposals for the agencies is to enable the refugees who need it to extend the introduction program to four years. Dahl says that many who come to Norway have little education, which presents challenges. These need more follow-up than others.

The Ministry of Education reports that 70 per cent of those who have come to Norway as refugees have only completed primary school or have no education in recent years.

“The challenge is that refugees who would have been very successful in four years’ races are those we find today in various measures at NAV, and who like to receive social assistance because they have not come to work,” says Dahl.

She means the money they already spend on refugees, in such cases being used in the wrong way. According to the agencies, this is a bad economy.

“Because the society was a bit too” gnawing “at the outset, we have to spend a lot to fix it later.

Big unemployment

After the refugees have participated in the integration program, one of the goals is to get them out of work or education. According to Dahl, a major problem is the unemployment of today.

Figures from the Oslo municipality show that in 2017, 54 per cent of refugees who completed the program in the municipality went to work or education.

The Ministry of Education also admits that there are some challenges with integration.

“Norway has worked well with integration compared with other European countries, but we still have a number of challenges. Many immigrants are out of work and are living in poverty, partly because they lack formal competence, State Secretary Rikke Høistad Sjøberg believes in the Ministry of Education.

Today’s working life, which still demands higher competence requirements, makes immigrants vulnerable to the labor market, according to Sjøberg.

Big differences

Sjøberg admits that there are too big differences between how the introductory program and Norwegian education work in different municipalities.

She believes that they must be better off giving children and young people who come to the country good and adapted education so they get a good education. In addition, she believes that adult immigrants must receive real and formal qualifications for working life.

There are also large variations in the results between the districts in Oslo. In 2017 in the district of Alna, 19 percent of those who completed the program went out of work. In Old Oslo, on the other hand, 65 percent were employed, figures from Oslo Municipality show.

“Equal services in all parts of the city are important to me,” says Dahl, working on a standard that will contribute to it.