(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and twitter - here.)
The ELCA officially and nationally does not give money to crisis pregnancy centers which help women bring their babies to term. Individual ELCA congregations are free to do so, but nationally the church does not.
What does the ELCA nationally pay for? Abortion, for any reason (and no reason), in its health care plan for pastors and their families. The ELCA health care plan is funded by offering dollars. That's right, your offering dollars at work, killing unborn children.
Years ago when I was still an ELCA Lutheran, I sent out a letter to all 11,000 congregations of the ELCA telling them about the ELCA abortion payments. I received a letter, I think from a pastor's wife, who told me she was so grateful the ELCA "was there" to pay for her 16-year-old daughter's abortion.
If ever the Old Testament word "Ichabod" ("the glory has departed" from I Samuel 4:21) applies, it does to the fact that a number of liberal, mainline Protestant denominations pay for abortion with offering dollars. The days of child sacrifice are back.
In Jesus our Savior,
Pastor Tom Brock
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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