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Porn-themed shirt lands Swedish pastor in hot water
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Porn-themed shirt lands Swedish pastor in hot water

Published: 14 Dec 2010 14:36 GMT+01:00
Updated: 14 Dec 2010 14:36 GMT+01:00

The complaint, received in late November by the Stockholm Diocese of the Church of Sweden, stems from the pastor's choice of clothing while leading a group of young people on a post-confirmation trip to Taizé in central France.

In images accompanying the complaint, the pastor is seen wearing a blue t-shirt with the word "Fäbodjäntan" written above a subheading "Äkta svensk hårdporr" ("Real Swedish hardcore porn").

Roughly translated into English as "cowshed wench," "Fäbodjäntan" is the title of an infamous 1970s Swedish porn film directed by American Joseph W. Sarno.

According to the complaint, the pastor was wearing "extremely inappropriate clothing for someone representing the Church of Sweden."

Since 2006, the parish where the pastor serves has arranged a leadership development trip to the French village, which is home to the Taizé Community, an ecumenical Christian monastic order established in 1940.

The programme is currently run by the pastor in question and, according to the parish website, the trip addresses subjects such as "the view of man," as well as "attitudes, values, group dynamics, and communication."

The complaint also criticises the pastor for posting images of himself wearing the porn-themed t-shirt on Facebook with a caption reading in part, "Every year I go to Taizé in France with teenagers from my parish."

Produced in 1978, "Fäbodjäntan" features a famous scene involving a large Swedish sausage known as a falukorv.

Released abroad as "Hot Swedish Summer" and "Come and Blow the Horn," the film is set in a mythical village supposedly located in the idyllic Swedish countryside in Dalarna in central Sweden.

In the village is an old horn which, according to legend, was blown by Vikings returning home after long voyages, signaling the village women to come and make love to the returning warriors.

When the horn is tested in the film, the lustful reaction of the women attests to the veracity of the legend.

The pastor has been notified of the complaint and has until January 5th to comment on the matter to the Stockholm Diocese.

In a statement to The Local, Stockholm Diocese spokesperson Annika Sjöqvist Platzer explained that, if the pastor is ultimately found to have violated church rules, possible punishments include suspension from leading sermons, being placed on probation, or receiving a written warning.

Attempts by The Local to reach the pastor for comment on Tuesday were unsuccessful.

David Landes (david.landes@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

16:51 December 14, 2010 by Swedesmith
101 uses for falukorv....
17:13 December 14, 2010 by peno
God, may your will be done upon this land
18:50 December 14, 2010 by Tanskalainen
Eva Brunne must be pleased as punch. What a fraudulent church. Islam is going to roll over Sweden like a steam roller!
21:53 December 14, 2010 by Rebel
Good thing he was not involved with Wikileaks or he would be in real trouble.
23:03 December 14, 2010 by khurram.k
look at these ppl ... here country have loadz of problem and there they don care eventough they are real swedish plus a church pastor.... damnnnn wearing a porn named t-shirt ...yakhhhhh
23:41 December 14, 2010 by OnessOfMankind
disgusting
10:28 December 15, 2010 by PlasticPaddy
According to Wikipedia, "The word pastor usually refers to an ordained leader of a Christian congregation." If this man is a leader to the Christian faith and supposedly guiding the young people, should he be a pastor?
10:33 December 15, 2010 by damsugare
..............that film was recommended to me by my sister in law, what a good porno in fairness...............

.....anyway as long as I can have some korv stroganoff soon mmmmmmmmmmmmm it is the nicest meal in the world ............falu korv on sandwiches.......baked with cheese and apple.....mmmmmmmmm....fried for lunchmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
16:33 December 15, 2010 by orx
tells you a lot about the so-called Svenska Kyrkan. My experience of this organisation to date has been that there are very few Christians in leadership. It should really be called Svenska Klubben.

But no one seems to care that these charlatans receive a very comfortable wage, heaps of perks - like paid trips to Taize, once a year, and are seemingly accountable to nobody!
22:32 December 15, 2010 by Wijaya
I do not belong to this church but respect religious places. I have been reading the notice boards about topics that are discussed in some of these churches. Some time I wondered if this organization was ``christian´´ or not? Topics pertaining to other religious experinces are high lighted. For Eg in programme ``Mat och Prat´´ sponsored by this church on a sunday had a lady giving her experience of her trip to one of the ``non christian´´ holy place. On another occasion a person was allowed to show his meeting with one of the leaders of another (non christian) religious sect. I thought the people go to church to receive spiritual guidance and inner strength to face the current challenges of life. Hope ´´svesnskakyrkan´´ will not become a ``Club´´ as suggested by orx!
21:18 December 17, 2010 by bcterry
18:50 December 14, 2010 by Tanskalainen

Eva Brunne must be pleased as punch. What a fraudulent church. Islam is going to roll over Sweden like a steam roller! "

LAUGHABLE!

Let's talk about islamic child brides, and muhammad's sexual escapades with 9 year old Aisha.

Let's talk about islamic thighing with children as young as infants.

Let's talk about the sexual abuse of children in islamic madrasses.

Try this one on.

"Sexual Perversion in Islam"

Here's another,

"Pornography (Part 1): Disturbing Statistics for Muslim Countries"

Islam is a joke.
02:12 December 18, 2010 by Tanskalainen
@bcterry Islam is many things, a joke is not one of them. I am not an advocate for Islam. I am not a Muslim. Be that as it may Muslims believe in their religion, Swedish Lutherans do not believe in Jesus Christ or the Holy Scriptures. Muslims know who they are and their children know who they are. Swedish Lutherans do not know who they are or who God is. Eva Brunne case in point. God has weighed Sweden (and Denmark) in the balances and found them wanting. Therefore God will take their lands away and give them to strong strangers. That was my point.
14:19 December 18, 2010 by bcterry
02:12 December 18, 2010 by Tanskalainen

@bcterry Islam is many things, a joke is not one of them. I am not an advocate for Islam. I am not a Muslim. Be that as it may Muslims believe in their religion, Swedish Lutherans do not believe in Jesus Christ or the Holy Scriptures. Muslims know who they are and their children know who they are. Swedish Lutherans do not know who they are or who God is. Eva Brunne case in point. God has weighed Sweden (and Denmark) in the balances and found them wanting. Therefore God will take their lands away and give them to strong strangers. That was my point. "

How in the hell do you know that a god even exists, let alone whether or not he, she, it, will take anyone's land and give them to strangers because he, she, it, found the current occupants wanting?

Given all the factual sadistic sexual abuse of INNOCENT CHILDREN!!! that i have given to you that muslims are engaged in, who is your god going to disperse their islamic states to?

Your "point", has no basis in fact, it is subjective to the core, and it is senseless.

A man walks into a cave 1400 years ago, comes out and declares himself a prophet, and a messenger from some god, and the ignorant masses eat it up like candy.

All of this, with no based on nothing but the word of a mere ignorant mortal just like the rest of us, with absolutely no basis in fact.

Absolutely Laughable.
05:02 December 19, 2010 by Tanskalainen
@bcterry Being angry at me solves nothing. You are not happy and therefore you want me to be unhappy, then we can be miserable together and you can feel justified - but still unhappy. And so it goes. Terry I don't want to see Scandinavia fall, particularly to the Muslims. That would be a calamity. But the universe is governed by certain rules......you do this, that happens and so on. The Swedes say religion is not "modern" and therefore religion is bad because "modern" is good. However Terry, I would hope that you could understand that there are things the eyes can not see......but they are still there. Modern means nothing. What was modern 15 years ago is now old. I am not your enemy. When I single years ago my landlady died in the house where I was living. She visted me after she died. Whether you believe it or not is neither here nor there because it is true. There are things that science can not explain. I was camping in cabin in the north woods just two weeks ago in the middle of nowhere deep in the forest just a dog and me. Twice in the night there were two knocks on the cabin door. I went to the door each time and looked out but there were no footprints in the fresh snow. The dog raised its head and looked at the door both times the knocks came but did not bark. We humans are not alone Terry.
14:23 December 20, 2010 by bcterry
@bcterry Being angry at me solves nothing. You are not happy and therefore you want me to be unhappy, then we can be miserable together and you can feel justified - but still unhappy"

I've asked you specific questions on your specific assertions.

Why don't you address them?

Your only defense is to turn this on me, and make it personal.

You know nothing about me, but go ahead and speculate all you like if it makes you feel better, but it doesn't play on this end.

When your ready to deal with reality, quit running from my questions, and specifically address them, just as i have done with yours, get back to me.

So,....... once again,

Question 1,

"How in the hell do you know that a god even exists, let alone whether or not he, she, it, will take anyone's land and give them to strangers because he, she, it, found the current occupants wanting?"

Question 2,Given all the factual sadistic sexual abuse of INNOCENT CHILDREN!!! that i have given to you that muslims are engaged in, who is your god going to disperse their islamic states to?"
00:07 December 21, 2010 by Tanskalainen
@bcterry

1. How in the hell do you know God doesn't even exist or that He won't take anyone's land and give it to strangers?

2. God doesn't like Muslims but He likes the church of Sweden even less.
14:37 December 21, 2010 by bcterry
00:07 December 21, 2010 by Tanskalainen

@bcterry

1. How in the hell do you know God doesn't even exist or that He won't take anyone's land and give it to strangers?"

Your the one that says that a god exists, i haven't said one way or the other.

Your the one making absolute statements on the existence of a god, and that your god is going to take Sweden's land, and give it to muslims.

So for the third time,

"How in the hell do you know that a god even exists, let alone whether or not he, she, it, will take anyone's land and give them to strangers because he, she, it, found the current occupants wanting?"

Question 2,

"Given all the factual sadistic sexual abuse of INNOCENT CHILDREN!!! that i have given to you that muslims are engaged in, who is your god going to disperse their islamic states to?"

Quit running away like a school girl, stand up like an adult, stay on point, and give me a direct specific answer, to a direct specific question.

The same as i have done to yours.

Stand up for christ's sake, and show the courage of your convictions, .......if you have any.
00:06 December 22, 2010 by Tanskalainen
@bcterry You're as much fun as a wet toilet seat.
18:29 December 22, 2010 by bcterry
00:06 December 22, 2010 by Tanskalainen

@bcterry You're as much fun as a wet toilet seat."

I realize that you have backed yourself into a corner with no way out, so i will leave it at that, because in know you will not give me a straight answer.

In the future, you might want to consider prefacing your statements about the mysteries of our existence with, "as it is only my belief", that way you won't continue to put yourself behind the 8 ball.

Honesty frees the spirit.

Have a Merry Christmas.

P.S.,.......... life is nothing, .......... if you are not having fun. :)
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