Drag Shows at Lutheran College
In what seems to be “all the rage” these days at ELCA schools, students at Thiel College recently had their chance to participate in the ever-popular drag show during Thiel College’s gay “pride week.” Thiel College, an ELCA school, promoted the drag show, along with other pride week activities, on their Facebook page. The Thiel College Facebook page posted “It's Pride Week 2012 at Thiel! The schedule of events and colors to wear are: Monday (wear red): Drag Show in theater at 8 p.m.; Tuesday (wear orange): dramatic reading of "The Laramie Project" at 7 p.m. in the LHR; Wednesday (wear yellow); Thursday (wear green): viewing of "For the Bible Tells Me So" in Bly Hall at 8 p.m. with discussion after led by (ELCA) Rev. Bill Bixby; Friday (wear blue): showing of "Out in Silence" (in conjunction with YSUNITY" at 8 p.m. in Bly Hall; and Saturday (wear purple): Masquerade in LHR from 7 p.m. to midnight.” (see here)
For pictures of the 2011 pride week drag show at Thiel College click here.
One movie Thiel College is publicizing to its students, “For The Bible Tells Me So,” on the movie’s official website asks, “Can the love between two people ever be an abomination? Is the chasm separating gays and lesbians and Christianity too wide to cross? Is the Bible an excuse to hate?” The website then says the film “brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture, and in the process reveals that Church-sanctioned anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a significant (and often malicious) misinterpretation of the Bible.” (see here)
What can you expect, I guess, from a denomination that embraces sin?
Last year Thiel College offered another event featuring men dressed as women at the “Mr. Tomcat” competition. The school's student-run newspaper on March 4, 2011, reported on the annual event saying, “This competition was open to any male student and dared contestants to show their fun side through four categories: swimwear, talent, drag, and formalwear. The swimwear portion of the competition had the contestants sharing their curves, while talent showed the audience each contestant’s passion. Drag was the third portion of the competition, where each contestant was asked to show off their feminine side.” (see here - while you're there you can check out your Horoscope)
There is nothing Christian about this. Jesus would never attend or participate in a drag show. But ELCA colleges are just one more place within the denomination where Scripture is mocked and minds are warped against God and His word. If anyone at Thiel cares to pick up a Bible they should read Deuteronomy 22:5 “A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the LORD your God detests anyone who does this.”
See Exposing the ELCA’s previous reports on drag shows happening at other ELCA colleges. (see here and here)
4/4/2012 01:54:25 am
I disagree. You say, "Jesus would never attend or participate in a drag show" and assume that you, in fact, know what Jesus would do. But we are constantly amazed and surprised by those Jesus accompanies throughout scripture. Jesus finds company in those others consider "sinners" or "outcasts". Why? Perhaps because Jesus knows that those who have little (few friends, little money, poor health, a weak reputation) are much more willing to take a risk and believe whole heartedly in God than those with an abundance of money, friends, power and/or a sense of superiority. In Matthew 21:31, Jesus says to the chief priests and elders, “Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God before you.” While we as Lutherans acknowledge that we are all sinners, we also acknowledge that, through repentence and the power of God, all sins can be forgiven.
4/4/2012 04:19:47 am
I agree with a bunch of what you said Erin. Jesus did "hang out" with sinners of all kinds. He hung out with the woman at the well, the tax collectors, etc. But he did not watch or participate in the sin. He was not there watching the prostitute have sex with her john. Jesus did tell people to turn from sin because He loved them.
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