Call to remove the cross from the Swedish flag because it is ‘problematic’

Call to remove the cross from the Swedish flag because it is ‘problematic’
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[Ed. – They should consider replacing it with the Confederate flag.]

Replace the Swedish flag with something more “inclusive” says scientist and board member of the Humanist society Patrik Lindenfors in an opinion piece published in Göteborgs Posten.

In the wake of the protests around the world, there are now calls to change the Swedish flag because of it’s Christian heritage.

The Swedish flag is a cross flag, with a symbol of a cross on it representing Christianity. The design of the flag is thought to have it’s origin in the cross banner used in the third crusade.

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But according to Patrik Lindenfors the symbol is “problematic”, claiming that Christianity is connected with slavery and claiming that there isn’t any rule against slavery in the Bible.

However, the people who fought to abolish slavery were Christian men like William Wilberforce and John Newton.

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