ELCA Presiding Bishop to Participate in the Pro-Abortion Women’s March on Washington Activity
The controversial Women’s March on Washington will take place this weekend, January 21, 2017, one day after the Inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. As with so many far-left activities, you can find the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s heavy involvement. The ELCA’s Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod publicized a schedule for the week which included a number of Women’s March events along with an announcement saying, “Don’t be surprised if you see the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, ELCA presiding bishop, downtown. She is expected to take part in an inauguration prayer service and Women’s March-related activity.” (see here)
So what is this Women’s March on Washington about?
Let’s look at a few of the groups stated principles:
We believe in Reproductive Freedom. We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education. This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education.
We firmly declare that LGBTQIA Rights are Human Rights and that it is our obligation to uplift, expand and protect the rights of our gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans or gender non-conforming brothers, sisters and siblings. We must have the power to control our bodies and be free from gender norms, expectations and stereotypes.
Rooted in the promise of America’s call for huddled masses yearning to breathe free, we believe in immigrant and refugee rights regardless of status or country of origin. We believe migration is a human right and that no human being is illegal.” (see here)
Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America are the only two "Premier partners" of the Women’s March on Washington.
Linda Sarsour, the national co-chair of the Women's March on Washington explains that a theme of the Women’s March is “Hands off Planned Parenthood and our reproductive rights.” (see here)
So check this out. The ELCA presiding bishop, an ELCA synod, at least two ELCA churches and many ELCA members are participating in Women’s March activities where one of its main themes is abortion rights. How wicked!! The highest ELCA leader is participating! And this is from a denomination that is never present at the March for Life, an annual pro-life march in Washington, D.C.
Joelle Colville-Hanson, the Director of Evangelical Mission at the ELCA’s Northeastern Iowa Synod is going to the Women’s March. She tweets,
And here Pastor Colville-Hanson retweets a tweet by the President of Planned Parenthood.
Earlier this week it was reported that a pro-life feminist group was kicked out of the Women’s March. A statement from the Women’s March said, “The Women’s March platform is pro-choice and that has been our stance from day one.” “We want to assure all of our partners, as well as participants, that we are pro-choice as clearly stated in our Unity Principles. We look forward to marching on behalf of individuals who share the view that women deserve the right to make their own reproductive decisions.” (read here)
Cecile Richards, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America president said her organization became involved with the Women's March because the march will “send a strong message to the incoming administration that millions of people across this country are prepared to fight attacks on reproductive healthcare, abortion services and access to Planned Parenthood.” (see here)
As I mentioned above, Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America are premier partners of the event. Other partners include: #VOTEPROCHOICE, FREE THE NIPPLE, GLAAD, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), American Atheists, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Southern Poverty Law Center, Students for Choice, Catholics for Choice, The Center For Reproductive Rights, URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, CODEPINK, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), National Center for Lesbian Rights and National Organization for Women (NOW). (see here)
Popular Christian blogger Matt Walsh writes, “The march will be explicitly pro-abortion, anti-family, anti-Christian, etc. To march along side them is to implicitly endorse the ideas that the march was organized to promote. And those ideas are almost entirely vile and reprehensible.” (see here)
And there you have the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Standing up for the killing of unborn children. How any pro-life pastor can stay in the ELCA is beyond me.
Dave from Minnesota
1/20/2017 12:18:27 pm
Pro-ELCA people have condemned you (and people like me) for talking about the ultra-leftwing/liberal bent of the ECLA. They say "why don't you just leave the ELCA alone".
1/21/2017 01:20:30 pm
Make no mistake about it, the Women's March is only for embracers of abortion on demand. No wonder the abortion self-funding ELCA and Bishop Eaton consider themselves welcome there.
1/22/2017 02:05:50 pm
Wherever their actions merit it, let's resume calling them "vandals" and "rioters," not protesters. And that goes for any participants in a mob, too. Such criminals don't get to dignify themselves with the term "protester," which is reserved for civil disobedience.
2/20/2017 08:26:57 am
Did anyone happen to get a screenshot or download the page about this story from the Metro DC synod's website? They have (conveniently) taken the page down... Funny how that happens!
4/4/2017 08:49:11 am
My awakening this Sunday. As I was leaving my Elca church, a female member came into the narthex with boxes of leftover tshirts from the woman's march in Washington D.C. In January. I cannot believe the hypocrisy printed on them. The women of my (sic) Church grabbing them up. All kinds of pretty crosses. The sad part is that she brought them from the local homeless shelter that distributed them. I used to support it. Sad. Then someone else pointed me to my pastors Facebook page and I saw pictures she posted of her at my state capital protesting on the same day. 20 years of local service down the tubes. Definitely leaving this synod. Everyone open your eyes around you and start putting pieces together. Peace be with you.
Candace J Cook
1/21/2018 07:33:41 am
I was so upset a couple of years ago when I discovered the ELCA Church was Anti American, Anti Israel & Anti Jesus being the son of God. The Bible is now a myth & there is no hell ~ so anything goes. Believers are to accept current ‘world views’ over ancient biblical views. Shocked, I spoke to many Lutherans about this horrific change from the Lutheran Church I grew up in over 50 years ago, only to discover they did not see this as a problem or a huge revelation. Their Bishop marches for abortion, so? I have finally come to the conclusion, OK, so be it - if this is the church they want, then this is the church for them but I can’t help wonder how their personal relationship with Our Living Lord Jesus or Grace Now works for them?
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