As the liberal, anti-Christian outrage grows in the United States, we see it manifesting everywhere in our society. Last week, national liberal media joined in by crucifying Chick-fil-A because the company president believes in the traditional Biblical view of marriage and because the company supports Christian organizations which speak up for traditional marriage. The homosexual community labels those organizations “hate groups.”
We are now living in a society where standing up for God’s Truth brings hateful name-calling and persecution. One would think that Christians could at least find solidarity from those claiming to be Christ followers. But that is not the case with most mainline Christian denominations. In what is really an act of hate, not love, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is one of those denominations pushing the homosexual agenda in their vast array of entities.
Last year the ELCA churchwide, as well as over two dozen of ELCA synods, passed a resolution encouraging “new partnerships” with a gay rights organization. (see here and here) The Lutheran, the most popular publication of the ELCA, feels the need to inform its readers of the latest happenings with that gay organization. (see here)
One chaperone at the ELCA 2012 National Youth Gathering reported that “At every level, at the mass events in the dome, there was a reference to homosexuality. Every speaker, every skit. Frequently this was tied to anti-bullying.” (see here)
In 2012, a host of ELCA synods passed resolutions in favor of gay marriage. (see here)
And honestly, the list goes on and on. (see here and here - scroll down linked pages)
This is the society we live in and we have “Christians” perpetuating and promoting sin.
“‘These people honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.
They worship me in vain;
their teachings are but rules taught by men.’” - Matt. 15:8-9
Sadly, these verses embody the leadership of the ELCA.
8/7/2012 12:00:09 am
Thank you, Mr. Skogen, for this website. I am a member of an ELCA congregation, and I only recently found out about the policy changes that took place at the 2009 Churchwide Assembly. Your website has been a valuable source of information for me. The more I read, the more it saddens me what the ELCA has become.
8/7/2012 03:35:45 am
Glad my website has been helpful to you Mark. It's sad that the ELCA is involved in and teaching so many things that go against God's Word. I pray God continues to use this ministry to inform people about what is happening. God bless!
3/24/2013 05:55:41 am
It's outrages, we're all sinners but this doesn't mean we supposed to be encouraged and rewarded for our sins, by a church but, just the opposite, we suppose to repent and do our best to stop sinning and this kind of attitude, a not corrupted church, supposes to support and encourage.
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