The Church of Sweden said of the teenage climate activist in 2018, “Announcement! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed one of his successors, Greta Thunberg.”
The tweet was made on Dec. 1, 2018. The account belongs to the same Church of Sweden that rang bells in venerating honor for Thunberg last week.
The Church of Sweden’s official website says, “When the Amazon burns, we gather to fight for Mother Earth together.”
As the Washington Examiner reports, there has been push-back against the tweet:
While some Swedish Twitter users were amused by the tweet claiming Thunberg to be a successor to Christ, others found the suggestion offensive.
“Time and time again I ask myself: when was the Swedish church kidnapped by left-wing extremists?” one user wrote.
Others had a more sarcastic spin on the tweet. “Should you now abandon the celebration of Jesus’ birthday and start celebrating Greta Thunberg’s birthday instead?” one person said. “After all, we members must know who is the Savior we should worship and pay homage to.”
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