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PETER COSTEA: I offer some advice to families whose children Barnevernet kidnaps. Do not fight Barnevernet alone. Do not engage in detailed interactions or communications with the foster parents. The foster parents are there to protect the system not you. They are Barnevernet’s eyes and ears. Anything you do or say to the foster parents will be used against you. Mobilize your families and friends, community leaders, and your religious and political leaders to fight back. Inaction or kindness on your part alone will not bring your children home.
Please also pray for Norway. Norway is spiritually sick. Norway needs God. Norway needs a spiritual awakening. Norway needs Christ. Norway needs to return to the faith of its Christian forefathers. There was a time when Norway gave the world missionaries. But not now. Pray that God will bring those times back.
Norway is in deep trouble. This statement you will not find anywhere in Norway’s media or the Western media. Norway looks good on the outside, wealthy, prosperous, and confident. But it is in denial. It is a sinking ship. Its feet are feet of clay. According to a major opinion poll done in 2015 and released in the spring of 2016, 39% of Norway’s population is atheist, and less than 50% percent of Norwegians identify as Christian. There is no county in Norway right now where more than 50% of its people identify with the Christian faith. A country without God is doomed to fall into the abyss of history. Sooner or later. Like other countries which have rejected God before.
Sexual immorality is also prevalent in Norway. So is neo-paganism. I was really taken aback by what I read in an article published by Spiegel International in the second half of last year, where the author quoted Norway’s King as saying, „Norwegians are girls who love girls, boys who love boys, and girls and boys who love each other. Norwegians believe in God, in Allah, in the universe or in nothing al all.” [Link: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/queen-margrethe-of-denmark-we-are-constants-in-the-world-a-1114542.html] It is unthinkable that a monarch would identify and proclaim, with some noticeable pride and for the world to hear, sexual immorality, atheism, and agnosticism as traits which define his nation. A nation given to immorality and unbelief, one which prizes sexuality more than virtue and faith in God is destined to disappear, sooner or later.
It is doubtful that a hundred years from now Norwegians will make up even half of the country’s population. The rest will be immigrants and children of immigrants who likely will not identify with Norway’s secular values of the day. My hope, however, is that this never come to pass and that Norway will rediscover God, the giver of all good things.
Don’t take this wrong. This post is not an indictment of Norway or intended to offend. Far from it. It is intended to provide a different perspective, one which very likely the people of Norway do not find in their media. Or even in most of their churches. Hopefully, it will give them food for thought.
Meanwhile, Barnevernet goes on kidnapping children from their parents and scaring the lives of both. Recently I received a nice note from a very nice lady in Norway who knows more about Barnevernet than I do. Her message was well received and appreciated. I quote from her ending paragraph where she commented that the policy of taking children from parents “drives the parents to suicide. Like this week. A young single mother lost her two year old daughter to the CPS. [Barnevernet] She laid down in front of the train, and covered herself with a blanket. In my FB post I have a link to the article in the newspaper [which] says it was a “personal tragedy.” It [also has] several links to important statistics on suicide on CPS children’s parents.” I would venture to add, however, that this is not a “personal tragedy” as Norway’s’ media proposes, but a Norwegian tragedy of great proportions.
Peter Costea is a civil rights attorney practicing in Houston, Texas. He also holds a PhD in diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston, Massachusetts.