The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America cares about this planet, and that is admirable. But all too often this platform results in extreme measures and calling for policies based on questionable-science and conclusions. In an article from the ELCA's Living Lutheran website, Amy Reumann, Director of ELCA Advocacy, states,
"Climate change is the result of human sinfulness, as we in the U.S. consume more than our fair share of natural resources through unsustainable lifestyles and energy use while those who contribute least to greenhouse gas emissions are suffering its impacts the most.” (See here)
Ruth Ivory-Moore, the ELCA Program Director for Environment and Corporate Responsibility, similarly states,
“All of creation is experiencing the impact of global warming. These extreme weather patterns result in unprecedented floods, droughts and wildfires, and rising sea levels that are leading to the degradation of the earth. And the consequences are not being borne equally. The most vulnerable among us are paying a higher price; that is, they are disproportionately impacted with extraordinary losses and damages. We are truly in a dire situation, but there is hope—both spiritually and scientifically.”
These are highly questionable statements. Offering dollars given to the ELCA go to pay for this kind of advocacy.
1/20/2020 01:16:28 pm
I think you said "advocacy" when you meant "lunacy."
1/20/2020 01:19:59 pm
We are all sinners. The planet cannot be saved except through Jesus. It is admirable to care for the earth as we have it now in the ways we sinners create programs for relative sustainability. But they will not last. If we place our hope only on those programs and forget that it is inevitable that our planet and we ourselves will pass away, then we miss Jesus' words of true and lasting comfort/sustainability in Mark 13: "Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away."
1/20/2020 01:20:35 pm
This is garbage. Shame on the ELCA for promoting this hoax, this lie ALL for their political agenda. Just another reason THOUSANDS continue to leave the ELCA.
1/20/2020 01:40:41 pm
These words by Ivory-Moore: “"...and the consequences are not being borne equally. The most vulnerable among us are paying a higher price; that is, they are disproportionately impacted with extraordinary losses and damages. We are truly in a dire situation, but there is hope—both spiritually and scientifically.”
1/20/2020 04:43:54 pm
Since when did the ELCA care about "the most vulnerable" among us? They are full-throated supporters of abortion. If kids are going to be killed, what difference does it make to them if the child is inside or outside of the womb? I guess "location" only matters when it fits their POLITICAL agenda. So sad that good, godly people are still willing to be associated with this pagan type of the Harlot.
1/21/2020 10:05:32 am
Amen Jay, you took the words out of my mouth. How in the world can anyone professing care for the "most vulnerable" support killing the unborn? These unborn babies are truly the most vulnerable among us, in every sense of the word. To support their killing, whatever language is used, is supporting evil.
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