A letter from 150 Iowa pastors was delivered to Iowa lawmakers today stating their support for same-sex marriage.
Because this is an ELCA focused website I am going to list the ELCA pastors that signed this letter. But you should look at the news article. There are many denominations represented here. This is a another sign of the Christian, church-wide problem with liberal thinking and denial of Biblical Authority.
The last paragraph of the letter says, "As clergy, we stand together in support of civil marriage equality for ALL families. We ask for your support of civil marriage equality and ask that you oppose any resolution or attempt to diminish the marriage rights of Iowa’s families."
This is outrageous! There is a big push by Iowans saying they should be allowed to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be allowed in the state. What these pastors are asking is that Iowa lawmakers deny the citizens of Iowa that right. (last year the Iowa Supreme Court decided same-sex marriage was legal in Iowa)
Here are the ELCA signers of the letter -
Rev. Charles Ager; ELCA (retired); Strawberry Point
Rev. Paul S. Bengtson; ELCA (retired); Storm Lake
Rev. Ramona S. Bouzard; St. Paul Lutheran Church; Waverly (ELCA)
Rev. Dr. Walter C. Bouzard; Waverly (ELCA)
The Rev. Dr. Sean D. Burke; Luther College; Decorah (ELCA)
Rev. Dennis Dickman; ELCA (retired); Waverly
The Rev. Travis M. Fisher; St. Mark Lutheran Church; Davenport (ELCA)
The Rev. Andrew G. Gangle; Peace Lutheran Church; Adel (ELCA)
Rev. Randall E. Gehring; Bethesda Lutheran Church, ELCA; Ames
Pastor John Hagberg; St. Mark Lutheran Church; Sioux City (ELCA)
Rev. George Hanusa; ELCA (retired); Windsor Heights
Rev. Gerald Iverson; Associate in Ministry; ELCA (retired); Sioux City
Pastor Steven M. Jacobsen; First Lutheran Church; Decorah (ELCA)
The Rev. Scott A. Johnson; Lutheran Campus Ministry at Iowa State University (ELCA); Ames
Rev. R. Paul Johnston; Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA); Sioux City
The Rev. Dr. Kathryn A. Kleinhans; Wartburg College; Waverly (ELCA)
Pastor Jim Klosterboer; Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church; Elkader (ELCA)
Rev. Mark W. Kukkonen; Intentional Interim Pastor; St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church; Cedar Rapids (ELCA)
Pastor Vernon H. Naffier; Faculty, GrandView University; ELCA; Ankeny
Rev. Peter T. Nash, PhD; Professor of Religion & Liberal Studies; Wartburg College; Waverly (ELCA)
Rev. Delwyn L. Olivier; Augustana Lutheran Church; Sioux City (ELCA)
Rev. Michael J. Schmidt; Christ Lutheran/St. Peter; LeMars (ELCA)
Pastor Victoria Shepherd; Denver (ELCA)
Rev. Diana Jacobs Sickles; ELCA (retired); Des Moines
Pastor Sarah Stadler-Ammon; Denver (ELCA)
The Rev. Rachel Thorson Mithelman; St. John’s Lutheran Church; Des Moines (ELCA)
Rev. Beverly J. Wolff; St. John Lutheran Church; Cushing (ELCA)
Rev. Dr. David Cline, Evangelical Church in America: Polk City (ELCA)
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.
If you have been helped and blessed by Exposing the ELCA's ministry, please help us continue to proclaim the truth of God's Word to ELCA members who need to hear it.
Give online by clicking the "donate" button below:
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. - Ephesians 5:11