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Anti-abortionist threatens Norway MPs with Bible curse. Former priest and vehement anti-abortion campaigner Ludvig Nessa threatened to curse politicians over Monday’s decision to abolish Norway’s official state church and religion. In an email to the entire Christian Democrat (KrF) parliamentary group, he wrote, “a last warning”, invoking Chapter 30, verse 19 of the Fifth Book of Moses: “I call to record this day unto you, heaven and earth, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: but choose life, that thou and thy seed may live.”

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Anti-abortionist threatens Norway MPs with Bible curse

Published on Wednesday, 23rd May, 2012 at 10:03 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 23rd May 2012 at 14:39.

Former priest and vehement anti-abortion campaigner Ludvig Nessa threatened to curse politicians over Monday’s decision to abolish Norway’s official state church and religion.

Norwegian Parliament
Norwegian Parliament
Photo: James Cridland/Flickr


In an email to the entire Christian Democrat (KrF) parliamentary group, he wrote, “a last warning”, invoking Chapter 30, verse 19 of the Fifth Book of Moses:

“I call to record this day unto you, heaven and earth, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: but choose life, that thou and thy seed may live.”

The constitutional amendment relinquished government control over the Church, and removed the requirement for 50 percent Cabinet membership of the Christian Lutheran Church. It was passed by a vote of 162 to 3.

“It upsets me to receive these types of emails from faithful Christians,” KrF’s Geir Jørgen Bekkevold MP told NRK.
The Party had also received 100 comments about the amendment, as well as another email prior to the amendment’s adoption, which read, “You as an MP will be judged by Jesus Christ one day. You will then be in big trouble.”

Mr Bekkevold, educated as a priest, continued, “Our task is not to judge people but look after and bless one another, not cast curses on each other such as in this case.”

“It is they [politicians] themselves who choose devilry and evil, and I have warned them against it,” Ludvig Nessa declared, however. “MP’s have to manage to endure a quote from the Bible. A vacuum is created where evil takes over when one dares to turn one’s back on God and shut Him out.”

“I had hoped they had chosen life, but this is the way it goes when they choose death,” he continued.

Labour (Ap) deputy leader Helge Pedersen is unperturbed, however, saying, “This won’t take my sleep away. I might have reacted differently if it had come from another source.”

“It’s unacceptable to come with threats or excommunicate the Parliament on the basis of one or another religion. That’s not how Norwegian democracy works,” she concluded.



Published on Wednesday, 23rd May, 2012 at 10:03 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 23rd May 2012 at 14:39.

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