(The following was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and twitter - here.)
"Living Lutheran", the official magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has had a number of articles highlighting homosexual and transgender Lutherans. In the most recent issue, an article is written about Larry Meyer. "His outgoing personality and desire to building relationships also led him to form the group Queer for Christ (queerforchrist.org), which he calls "an ecumenical, young-adult LGBT Christian group."
Back in 2009 the ELCA decided to ordain practicing homosexuals. It was acknowledged at that time that there was a division among ELCA members about homosexuality. Everyone would be allowed to hold either a conservative or liberal view on the issue and be members of the ELCA. Since 2009 there have been favorable articles about homosexuals and transgenders in the ELCA's official magazine, but there has not been one article giving a conservative point of view.
You can view the latest issue of Living Lutheran at elca.org. Notice how much space is given to "community organizing" and social justice issues and how little print is given to evangelizing the lost with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.
There are still conservatives in the ELCA, but for those who read the ELCA's national magazine--which I am guessing is not many--it is harder and harder to stay.
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Tom Brock
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Former ELCA seminary student and former ELCA member who is fed up with the ELCA's consistent mockery of God's Word.
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