ELCA Pastors Prayed for the Decision of 'Full Inclusion' In The United Methodist Church: Bishop Eaton+ Respond to the Decision
The United Methodist Church (UMC) met this week in what is called their General Conference. On the docket for this week was a vote to allow practicing homosexual pastors and gay marriage. Below are some social media posts by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America pastors posting their support for homosexual Methodists and for the same-sex marriage.
The vote failed. Methodists from many countries voted overwhelmingly to stand with God's Word, which calls homosexuality a sin and something of which one should repent.
In response to the UMC vote, ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton issued a statement where she talked about the ELCA's 2009 vote to "opened the way" for same-sex marriage and practicing homosexual pastors saying, "though a controversial decision at the time, our 2009 action has brought strength and blessings for our life and mission beyond what we could have imagined a decade ago. This church treasures the faithful ministries of those rostered leaders who help us witness to God's love and invitation for all people. Their ministries are integral to who we are as this church." (See here)
Before the Vote
After the Vote
An ELCA seminary:
An ELCA church:
Savanna Sullivan, an ELCA employee and the Director of @ELCAYoungAdults -
ELCA Pastor Melissa Bills -
Dan Glamann, Retired Assistant to the Bishop, Central States Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) -
An ELCA church:
ELCA pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber -
ELCA Pastor Norma Cook Everist, "Distinguished Professor of Church and Ministry emerita," Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. -
2/28/2019 09:13:31 am
There is a rather lively discussion on the ELCA facebook page in response to Bishop Eaton's letter!
2/28/2019 10:21:45 pm
This week Christians around the world rejoiced that our brothers and sisters in the UMC remained faithful to the Lord Jesus and His gospel, in spite of pressure from misguided bishops and laity alike. They not only rejected the apostasy of the One Church Plan, they strengthened their faithful witness by strengthening discipline, and by offering convenient exit for those who will not repent.
3/1/2019 12:03:52 pm
From the ELCA's marquee ear-tickler, Nadia Bolz-Weber:
Dave from Minnesota
3/1/2019 01:59:38 pm
A quote by an African Methodist leader this past week:
3/5/2019 01:37:15 pm
Well said, I agree wholeheartedly.
3/5/2019 06:23:56 am
The UMC will likely get out the same playbook the ELCA used for the 2009 vote when they meet again for their General Conference to bring up the same issue. Just screen & stack the deck with the correct delegates that will vote to approve! Then the UMC can watch the "bleeding of membership" increase & blame those haters who will look for other places to attend while the income also decreases..
3/18/2019 10:58:23 am
Not my words, but the everlasting Word of God.
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