The virginal birth of Jesus has always been an inexplicable mystery for non-believers because, according to the Christian tradition, Christ did not have a biological father. SVT, a Swedish television channel, now offers a novel, albeit peculiar explanation, for the virginal birth of the son of the Virgin Mary.
Henrik Theorin, headmaster at Hagaskolan in Umeå, wears nail varnish and sometimes also a dress to work. “I want to show the students that it’s actually okay for a guy to wear a dress if he wants to,” says Theorin to SVT.
A Church of Sweden representative admitted that graffiti sprayed on a local church that included words like “jihad” and “kill” was not the first instance of religious hatred in this particular town. Nevertheless, the clergy decided not to comment on this matter in the hope that the attacks would die down; it was presented as “innocent” vandalism.
Many government-funded Swedish preschools are “gender-neutral” and teach youngsters to reject their natural inclinations toward masculine or feminine activities, instead requiring them to do activities usually associated with the opposite sex. Since 1998, state curriculum has required teachers to “counteract traditional gender roles and gender patterns.”
The worshippers at a Syrian Orthodox Church torched in an incendiary attack are known to have previously received threats. About 30 firefighters had to step in promptly to quell a fire that broke out at the Saint Mary Syrian Orthodox Church in the Swedish city of Norrköping, which was later established to have been arson, national broadcaster SVT reported.