The 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering takes place this week, beginning Wednesday, June 27.
The ELCA has assembled the most appalling speakers to preach to more than 30,000 teenagers. Over the last three months Exposing the ELCA has warned you of the disturbing, foul-mouthed and extreme speakers and organizations who will be promoting their thoughts and ideologies into the hearts and minds of all those listening. One, ELCA Rev. Tuhina Verma Rasche, is a keynote speaker who co-authored the (please excuse me) "Fuck This Shit" devotional. (read here). Another is ELCA Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, who I have written about extensively because of her horrific theology, unabashed cursing, and anti-Biblical social beliefs. (See here) Next, presenting at the gathering is a transgender boy with his trans-activist mother. (See here) And finally, several highly troubling organizations will be hosting and leading something the Gathering calls "Interactive Learning." (See here)
I just learned this weekend that in addition to being keynote speakers, Rev. Tuhina Verma Rasche and Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber will be teaching the teenagers in "Live Bible Studies." The ELCA website describes the Bible studies this way:
"Part of our Community Life programming for the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering are daily bible studies featuring some of our guest speakers on our main stage!" (see here)
Below I have compiled additional information about some of the ELCA leaders who are placed in a position of authority and influence over the ELCA teenagers at the Youth Gathering.
Keynote speaker Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber is a "Christo-centric universalist," does not view homosexual sex as sin, has a drag queen perform at church functions, presided over a transgender renaming ceremony, views the Wiccan goddess as an aspect of God, views some of Scripture as just the writer's opinion, has called some of Scripture "wretched," doesn't believe every line of the Apostles' Creed and doesn't believe in substitutionary atonement. (See here) Below are some tweets by Rev. Bolz-Weber. You can also see many of the disturbing thoughts and actions of this leader, and her vile language, by viewing some more of her social media postings here.
Nadia is pictured below with a transgender ELCA pastor.
Some additional reseach, since my first blog about ELCA Pastor Tuhina Verma Rasche, (see here) has uncovered more disturbing information. Here is a quote from her "devotional" -
“I’m angry because in the midst of conversations about justice, they are just that: conversations. Actual justice, the world turned upside down, has yet to appear in the fullness of her glory. And God damn it, I want to live into the fullness of who God created me to be, which is a threat to misogynist white supremacists…My anger and desire to see justice lived in the world hasn’t dissipated from last year’s #FuckThisShit devotional.” (See here)
Shame on the ELCA leadership for picking such vile speaking, theological troubling and extreme liberal spewing people to influence the unsuspecting youth.
6/27/2018 05:20:00 am
The biblically bankrupt ELCA gets ready to propagandize its youth: "Hey, kids, here's our preeminent rock star pastor -- and some of her feminism-uber-alles sisters -- who'll tell you how to live your lives. She's famous. She's written books. She's loved by the world, as we strive continuously to be. She's our headline act. (So why do our membership numbers keep sinking like an anvil? Or is it millstone?)"
6/27/2018 03:02:01 pm
Father, forgive them for they know what they are doing. E L C A should be ashamed to lead young people down this road. There must be something wrong if you have to have your comment approved.
7/1/2018 09:15:10 pm
Oh they know very well what they are doing. They are indoctrinating the next generation into their flaky uber liberal left winged agenda with such unashamed evangelism it would make an old time Bible thumping fundamentalist look like a flower. They are the mirror image of right wing nut job hacks, merely representing the other end of the spectrum.
6/27/2018 11:42:21 pm
Youth Gathering hashtags we'd love to see:
7/11/2018 12:41:07 pm
I, too, am appalled that my ELCA has allowed these speakers to present their vulgar messages that blaspheme the Word of God. Those who do not speak out against what is happening are as guilty as those who promote this ungodly theology. God help our teenagers who were exposed to this.
7/21/2018 08:46:04 pm
I don't even have words for this. This is sick. I will show my father what the ELCA has done to his church, so he understands where his money is going.
8/2/2018 10:02:11 am
It's not really all that important when it comes to my opinion, but what is important is what God has said:
8/3/2018 03:41:05 am
Im in " Shock" !!! I don't understand what the purpose of gathering together and calling it a Church ?? That kinda of message would have never led me to Isaiah 1-18. I didn't know there was a Love Greater than ALL of demonic activity I'd always known prior to the many times I should have not made it alive to find out the Truth!!! I Pray that everyone picks up thier own Bible before allowing Anyone to tell you thier version of truth. I Thank God with all my heart that once I felt for myself personally a Love Greater than I'd ever known, that I wanted to for myself what was between those pages of God's Word, I already knew evil and that my whole life was a targeted from the enemy of God's Creation. Survivor's learn early to feed themselves. Fellowship is wonderful with people who know God's Word and Love because they're not going to judge where you have been, Romans chapter 1, but they will share the Truth and where they were when they found out about God's plan for redemption threw Christ Jesus death and reserection, this is the Truth throughout the The Word of God. I Pray that whoever is really hurting and wanting to be Loved and have a knowledge of certainty that Hope in God is for them too personally will not allow themselves to be led down somebody else's rant's and lie's with Gods Love and.Mercy I'm believing that my Prayers are being heard and answered for as many of our youth as possible, yes Thankfully This is your Will Lord Jesus that none would Parrish !
8/4/2018 11:50:13 am
Martin Luther would be rolling in his grave at such an event like this! How far we've fallen!
8/6/2018 04:43:07 pm
You can read what the BIBLE says about the ELCA in the book of
3/4/2019 09:00:13 am
I too am discussed at the ELCA for trying to warp the minds of young people at their convention. We will send no funds to them because of this.
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