(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and Twitter - here.)
The current edition of Living Lutheran, the official magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, highlights the ministry of ELCA Pastor Joseph Castaneda. He is a homosexual with a "husband" whose ministry is authorized by the ELCA's Southwest California Synod. His ministry produces "Queer Faith", a Youtube series for LGBTQ+ people. The ELCA bishop for the Southwest California Synod is Guy Erwin, also a homosexual man who is "married" to a man.
In recent years, Living Lutheran has printed glowing articles about the ministries of practicing homosexuals and transgendered persons. Living Lutheran has refused to run an advertisement for OnebyOne, a ministry which holds to the traditional, Biblical view that homosexual behavior is contrary to God's will. This in spite of the fact that the ELCA's 2009 decision to ordain practicing homosexuals assured conservatives that their voice would also be honored. But that voice is never allowed in the ELCA's national magazine.
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Tom Brock
Dave from Minnesota
3/9/2020 02:43:16 pm
I still belong to the long-time (since 1913) family ECLA church as my parent's give money to it in my name. This smaller town is more conservative today than it was when I was living there.
3/9/2020 09:39:07 pm
Each of us, ELCA and outside, are commanded to repent of your sin and then believe in the Gospel ala Mark 1. Queer and non-queer need to shed their claims (political et.al.) and identities and listen to the Lord Jesus Christ. He also declares in Luke 13: "...unless you repent you will all likewise perish."
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