By Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. Follow Pastor Brock on Facebook (here) and twitter (here.)
Here is an excerpt from the March 2015 edition:
"(Homosexual man) Lenox found a committed partner in Nathan Merrells. After about five years together, both men were ready to start a family. “Why can’t we be like everyone else?” Lenox wondered.
Around that time Lenox and Merrells met a lesbian couple who had adopted a son through the Lutheran agency. They urged Lenox to apply as a single parent, assuring him that being gay need not rule him out....(Social worker Sandy) Deutsch gives credit to Bill Brittain, then head of the Lutheran organization, for his compassionate, forward-thinking leadership. Other agencies wouldn’t have accepted Lenox as an adoptive parent, she said, but Brittain valued a child’s well-being above traditional notions of what an ideal family looked like." (see here)
My comment: Tragic that a Lutheran agency will put an orphan into the hands of two homosexuals rather than providing a mother and a father. Also tragic that the ELCA's official magazine writes a glowing article about it.
3/10/2015 04:44:52 am
It’s time for the ELCA to ‘fess up and dump this “God’s work, our hands” falsehood. The new motto of the brazen All Gay, All the Time ELCA is manifestly “In for a penny, in for a pound.” Long gone are the days when dissent from ELCA heresy was presented as a “bound conscience” sop to confessional Lutherans within the ELCA. Now, the word has effectively gone out from Higgins Road that the ELCA’s official stance on sexuality is Ephesians 4:19: "Since they have lost all sense of shame, they have abandoned themselves to sensuality and practice every kind of sexual perversion without restraint."
3/10/2015 01:33:44 pm
The Lutheran social-service agency is placing a child in a home without a female role model. They're NOT doing it for the child's well-being; they're doing it to endorse the politically correct (but ludicrous) idea that a homosexual couple is analogous to a father and mother.
3/10/2015 03:46:58 pm
"They urged Lenox to apply [to the Lutheran adoption agency] as a single parent."
Nathan M Merrells
8/7/2017 06:35:37 pm
Tom, please remove your blogpost that mentions me (and my family):
8/8/2017 11:14:59 am
Nathan, I do not believe in removing the blog post because it is my honest response to a heretical article in The Lutheran magazine. But I did pray for you. I have personally struggled with same-sex attraction most of my life (you can see my story at pastorsstudy.org), but for the sake of Christ and my eternal soul I say "no" to those desires. My prayer for you is that you will turn from engaging in homosexual behavior and come to Jesus Christ for forgiveness. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 teaches that we cannot continue to live in impenitent sin, including homosexuality, and inherit the Kingdom of God.
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