Norwegian journalists, commentators and pundits are slowly picking up the conversation on the Bodnariu case where 5 kids were unfairly removed from their parental home. Delight in Truth is following the Norwegian response which is likely going to intensify following mass protests across the world against their Barnevernet (Child Protection Services).
The Nordic Page is a popular English language online newspaper which has covered the Bodnariu drama in articles like this one (here). But the interesting part is the discussion at the bottom of the article between a well articulated Emanuel Contac (who is a faculty member at the Pentecostal Theological Institute in Bucharest) and another commentator who is a defender of the Norwegian CPS.
The Norwegian claimed that Anders Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer who killed 77 people in 2011 was a Christian, and tried to fallaciously associate a psychopath with the Christian religion. Breivik’s memoirs from prison prove that he is not a Christian. All this in the context of accusations of Christian indoctrination and biblical discipline on the part of the Bodnarius.
To which Contac responded:
“Norway is being known in the news mainly for two major achievements: Breivik and Barnevernet. The one brutally murders people, the other brutally destroys families. Until the latter finally decides to clean up its act, more protests will follow.”
This is an accurate synthesis of how this country is starting to be perceived in the world. A simple google search with the terms “barnevernet” or “Norway CPS” will result in a digital avalanche of articles, pictures of protests, horrifying stories of families destroyed and shame for Norway.
Norway, is this how you want to be known across the world?
Just look at the facebook communites who support the Bodnarius and families like them… tens of thousands of members strong!
One thousand protesters in front the embassy in Washington, DC yesterday… hundreds in other European capitals… a few thousand in Bucharest today!
How much of this can you take until you give the Bodnariu children back and reform your CPS?
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