Yesterday the United Methodist denomination rejected gay marriage and the ordination of practicing homosexual pastors. Back in 2009, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America embraced both these things and it has been shrinking in membership ever since. In 2009 conservatives were urged to stay in the ELCA and were assured that their traditional viewpoint would be welcome among the diverse views of the ELCA.
Today Luther’s seminary pastor, Reverend Justin Lind-Ayers, preached a seminary chapel sermon stating that he was heartbroken over the Methodists’ rejection of homosexuality. If you want to hear a heretical use of Jesus to promote homosexuality, start at minute 20 in the below video. Three of the lowlights of his sermon:
“I have heard the voice of Jesus emboldening the defiant acts of justice”.
Lind-Ayers believes “the voice of Jesus” is calling us to “dismantle heterosexism”.
Lind-Ayers praises the “amazing God-given gifts of the LGBTQIA community.”
I am sad and angry that my alma mater, Luther Seminary, has become captive to the spirit of the age instead of captive to the Holy Spirit. I am sad they have embraced the world and not the Word.
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Tom Brock