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Gay people can finally get married in church!

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 24, 2009, 3:53 AM
  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: Alcazar - We keep on rocking
  • Reading: Jens Lapidus - Snabba Cash
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: Coffee



Gay people can finally get married in church!
Yesterday was a celebratory day for all of us who support equality and liberty! For all of us who believe in all people's rights to live, chose and direct their lives as long as they don't harm others. Because then the Lutheran Church of Sweden's Superior Council voted to accept same gender marriage within the church. Finally, after all this discussion have been going on for years and years. (State marriages of same gender people were allowed here as late as last year.) This makes the Church of Sweden a pioneer among Christian churches around the world, a torch carrier towards a more respectful and equal world.

So already this weekend a same gender couple may enter a church and marry. And I really hope other religious organizations will be ready to follow. I know that the debate goes on among the Catholics and Muslems here in Sweden but I don't expect anything to happen soon, because there's a wide, bottomless pit between the two standpoints today. But we are moving in the right direction. And a lesbian, Christian couple I know can finally marry. Thus they will now leave the Catholic Church to become Lutherans. :nod:    

I can only congratulate the Church for a wise and modern decision. Seems like we are finally and for real moving into the 21:th century! And congratulations as well to all the rainbow people out there!   



The mad bus driver
A week ago on my way home from work I got a quite scary experience. My regular way home is to take a bus to the nearest subway station. That bus rides a bit on one really big highway - six lanes in each direction at the busiest parts - Uppsalavägen for those familiar with the Stockholm area. And then it leaves that highway through a four clover intersection and down to another highway - Bergshamraleden to eventually reach Bergshamra Centrum and the subway station.

It's usually a painless and convenient ride, takes about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the traffic situation. That day proved differently. The driver misses his exit and instead of going ahead to the next exit to turn around the man starts to reverse on the highway! And I was like :omfg: :jawdrop: there were cars coming at us from behind, driving 90 kilometres (55 miles) an hour. I looked at the lady in the seat next to me and we were both like "What the ¤%&§ is he doing????!!!??" I mean if anyone had smashed into the reversed bus we'd have quite an accident. And I was sitting in the second row from behind. Let's just say that I had my heart in my nostrils at the time, fearing a crash any minute.

People were yelling at the driver but he refused to listen, was just saying that the time table didn't allow him to go to the next exit. And I was like "screw the time table, I don't have an appointment with Peter at the gate of heaven. At least not today I hoped!"

But after reversing for not more than 40 scary metres we were at the exit again and the driver could turn down and reach the crossing highway. There were some blown horns and nasty words being said and someone was talking about reporting the man. But I was quickly off at the station connecting to the subway.  And it wasn't until I was on the train I really freaked. What if we had been hit by a truck doing 90! I rather not think about it...

But already the next day I wrote a angry mail to the bus company complaining about the incident. I have yet to recieve a reply, which I think sucks!



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Music played:
  • Sara Noxx - Superiour love
    • Disreflect - Rest
      • Kraftwerk - Computerworld
        • BWO - Shoot from the heart
          • Ashbury Heights - Morningstar in a Black Car
            • Erasure - Always (Tenderly remixed)
              • Milk Inc - Tainted love
                • Alcazar - We keep on rocking
                  • Blutengel - I'm dying alone
                    • Rauschenmaschine - Avalanche
                      • Little Boots - Earthquake
                        • Southern Beat Works - After All
                          • Arvid - Kan inte hålla dej kvar
                            • Opus III - Dremaing of now
                              • Lili & Sussie - Nothing could be better



Some fine clubs:
:iconheartofjapan: :iconartistsunknow: :iconasimov-club: :iconswedishart: :iconthe-wings-club: :iconsci-fi-club: :iconallarts: :icongenesisclub: :iconabstractsilence:
:icontheartsclub: :iconeliteartists: :iconfantasy-fellowship: :icondream-club: :iconartofallclub: :iconemotionalartists: :icondigitalartnetwork:
:icongimmefeedback: :iconfuturetense-club: :iconprojectearth: :iconbelle-art: :icontheclubofdreams: :iconphotomanipulatorclub: :iconthe-fantasy-club:
:bye: for now!

Fly me to the moon
And let me play among the stars
Let me see what spring is like
On Jupiter and Mars....

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 //// Liftoff.....
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:iconpatriciabrennan:
patriciabrennan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
I’m sorry It’s taken me so long to thank you for including me in your feature I really appreciate it :hug:
Fond regards Pat x
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
No problem, pleassure is mine
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:iconjpelmen:
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:iconwaterspirirtjess:
waterspirirtjess Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Yay, jag är så jävla glad, det var fasen på tiden!!!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Ja, det är så underbart skönt! välkommen till 2000-talet, kyrkan liksom. Nu hoppas jag bara dom andra trögbollarna följer efter. :nod:
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:iconwatergal28:
watergal28 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much for featuring me!
:tighthug:
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Welcome dearest :iconnewhugplz:
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:iconwatergal28:
watergal28 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconkittyglompplz:
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:iconthaloanthe:
Thaloanthe Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Wow - t hat's good news!
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Thaloanthe Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
:cuddle:
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:iconbjmac:
bjmac Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Wow that's just fantastic! I can't wait for Australia to do that! :D
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Yeah sure, we want all to follow! It's a party going on in the 21:th century! :iconballoonsplz:
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:iconbjmac:
bjmac Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
I'll be there! I'll bring the cake too! :party:
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Great!
:iconjoycookie01plz::iconjoycookie02plz:
:iconjoycookie03plz::iconjoycookie04plz:
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:iconbjmac:
bjmac Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
COOKIE CAKE!!!! :iconblushingplz:
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:iconbjmac:
bjmac Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
:D
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Captain-K Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Wow - that's mighty cool! Won't happen here soon I bet. Our church ppl are too bigot. Them priests would rather eat roaches than marry gay ppl :(
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Roaches :bleh: - well honestly I can imagine, there are those yoyo's here too!
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:iconcaptain-k:
Captain-K Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
They're everywhere. Both the yoyos and the roaches to be true!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Yeah they sure are :fear: Where are the :yakuza: when you need them?
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:iconcaptain-k:
Captain-K Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Dunno, on holiday perhaps :relaxed:
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
:D perhaps!
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:iconcaptain-k:
Captain-K Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
:)
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:iconspartanninja:
SpartanNinja Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
That's so cool! :bow:
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:iconspartanninja:
SpartanNinja Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
:)
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1STLADYQUICK Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
:clap:
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:iconluddox:
Luddox Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Jamen visst är det så fantastiskt att dom röstade ja. Jag går fortfarande och myser av bara den tanken! Helt suveränt alltså! För en gångs skull kan man vara stolt över att vara svensk! :party: Och tack för featuren förresten, stumpan :glomp:
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Ja, det känns underbart, tycker jag. Och faktiskt lite oväntat. Jag hade aldrig riktigt vågat vänta mej att man skulle törsa gå först sådär som man nu trots allt gjorde. Trodde att en massa folk skulle fega ur is sista minuten o rösta nej på grund av det ena med det tredje blablaet. Du vet hur folk kan vara med IPRED o allt. Vågar inte riktigt stå för saker o ting när allt kommer till kritan.
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Luddox Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Jo, jag vet, folk skriker och orerar och sen fixar dom inte upp till bevis. Det är precis som alla som gnäller om att det är stökigt i samfäldigheten osv och sen kommer dom inte på städdagarna med 1000 ursäkter för att inte. Samma skit lixom. Ballar ur när det kommer till bevis!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009
Jo, jag känner igen typerna! Vi har dom i vår förening oxå. Dom sitter o fetgnäller på årsmötena men sen är dom inte beredda att hjälpa till för 5 öre! :(
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:iconluddox:
Luddox Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Nix, det är allid andra som ska jobba tycker dom. Och inte vill dom betala för sej heller :|
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Jotack, jag vet!!
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:iconluddox:
Luddox Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
:D
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Ja, det känns underbart, tycker jag. Och faktiskt lite oväntat. Jag hade aldrig riktigt vågat vänta mej att man skulle törsa gå först sådär som man nu trots allt gjorde. Trodde att en massa folk skulle fega ur is sista minuten o rösta nej på grund av det ena med det tredje blablaet. Du vet hur folk kan vara med IPRED o allt. Vågar inte riktigt stå för saker o ting när allt kommer till kritan.
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Ja, det känns underbart, tycker jag. Och faktiskt lite oväntat. Jag hade aldrig riktigt vågat vänta mej att man skulle törsa gå först sådär som man nu trots allt gjorde. Trodde att en massa folk skulle fega ur is sista minuten o rösta nej på grund av det ena med det tredje blablaet. Du vet hur folk kan vara med IPRED o allt. Vågar inte riktigt stå för saker o ting när allt kommer till kritan.
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chibichiquita Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
I saw about this on the news yesterday, it's totally awesome! Hope they can break the ground for other religious organizations as well!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Yeah so do I - because a lot of them need to be reformed and to enter the 21:th century. I can only wish them luck into doing that!
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:iconchibichiquita:
chibichiquita Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Yeah, indeed - it's gonna be hard for some of them to break out of the ivory towers!
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
True true!!
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:iconchibichiquita:
chibichiquita Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
:D
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omicronia Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
That's great news about the same sex marriage! Proves that not all religious people are tired old bigots who long for days long gone! :dance: I hope others will follow your Church of Sweden soon! Still I can't see this pope taking that step, we Catholics might have to wait until the next one - the least!!
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Yeah that's sad. Not to offend anyone but I think this present pope really suck! He's not like the old one who seemed to be a good and wise man. This one on the other hand seems like a complete jerk who lives on inside of his ivory tower refusing to see what's happening out there in the real world.
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omicronia Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Well to me this pope reminds a lot of George W Bush. A kind of stupid old fart who lives in his own bubble and refuses to see that there's a world out there which does not work the way HE wants it to work. He's so disconnected and he wants to force his model upon reality failing to see that it's too awry and wrong, like trying to fit MY body in a size 00 outfit - it just won't work!! :rage:
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Not for my body either :lol: And yeah I know what you mean. Some people just don't seem to be living in the real world. Or at least not the same real world as me :(
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omicronia Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Hehe - no, I know! :iconcatfromnz:
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marthig Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Fully agree with your words in the journal Hera and also with what *sil-enigma writes. It's not a subject that affects me directly but have several friends that I know would benefit if people would give up prejudice of any kind.
I've read a few days ago that a justice of the peace or some authority like that would refuse to marry a couple of different race. Somewhere in the South of USA. Imagine !!
Congratulations for Sweden's openmindedness :hug: :iconwubplz:
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