What is newsworthy according to the ELCA? Apparently, the situation of the Boy Scouts being criticized over homosexual scout masters. The August 2014 edition of The Lutheran states, “Attorney General Eric Holder said the Boy Scouts of America’s continuing ban on gay adult leaders perpetuates 'the worst kind of stereotypes. It’s a relic of an age of prejudice and insufficient understanding.' Speaking June 10 to Lambda Legal, an advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, Holder referred to the group’s work a decade ago to challenge the termination of a gay assistant scoutmaster. He said 'too many organizations, policies and practices that discriminate against LGBT individuals remain persistent concerns.'” (see here)
The ELCA is supposed to respect all members views on homosexuality, according to the ELCA's 2009 resolution in regard to this issue, yet they continue to encourage and justify homosexuality while they vilify people and groups which do not hold their anti-Biblical view.
Tea Party supporters have come to expect liberals to call them names, denigrate them and try to weaken their influence. The mainstream media has been doing it for years. The scandal involving the IRS targeting Tea Party organizations grows bigger every week. Yet you wouldn't expect church leaders, who are supposed to be followers of Christ, to do this. But it happened just yesterday. A large synod in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) let the “cat out of the bag” and very clearly revealed just how it feels about the Tea Party.
The Northern Texas - Northern Louisiana Mission Area, an ELCA synod representing 108 ELCA churches wrote this on their official synod Twitter account:
Below is my reply and the ELCA synod's next tweet:
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has been growing more and more liberal over the last decade. They have been moving away for the truth of Scripture and adopting the liberal agenda as their gospel. Even so, there are still hundreds of thousands of conservative members in the denomination and no doubt many supporters of the Tea Party. So the ELCA has had to, very slyly, implement their liberal agenda, much like a lion sneaking up on its prey, so as not to chase away their Bible-believing conservative members, who give quite generously to the church.
So in a refreshingly rare moment, out of anger toward my ministry, Exposing the ELCA, this synod of the ELCA jumped up and declared what they believe and feel about the Tea Party. The ELCA synod even said “don't we stand for everything they're against?”
Tea Party supporters and conservatives within the almost 4 million member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, do you want to be a part of a denomination that thinks this way about you? A denomination that stands against everything you believe in?
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Former ELCA seminary student and former ELCA member who is fed up with the ELCA's consistent mockery of God's Word.
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Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. - Ephesians 5:11