(The following article was written by Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and Twitter - here.)
My alma mater, Luther Seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church America, is very pro-LGBT. Luther chapel services have featured transgender and homosexual preachers and has also observed National Coming Out Day for homosexuals and the Transgender Day of Remembrance. So my old seminary is very pro-LGBT.
Look at the letter below signed by many (but not all) Luther faculty agonizing that the seminary must become more pro-gay. They are complaining because the seminary has not become an official “Reconciled in Christ” seminary, which means they have not joined a program being pushed by Reconcilingworks, an LGBT group that promotes such things. Students are now protesting during chapel worship services and, sadly, these faculty are pressuring as well.
When will it end? For the pro-gay movement, you can never be pro-gay enough.
Pray that Luther Seminary does not cave on this one thing it is doing right. Martin Luther believed homosexual behavior to be sinful. He would be spinning like a lathe if he could see what has become of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America which bears his name.
Pastor Tom Brock
PS. Last week I took a nostalgic walk through Luther Seminary (pictures below). My former dorm room has been turned into an office bearing the pro-LGBT rainbow logo. The dorm room next door has also become an office bearing the gay rainbow sign and a picture of a woman in a yoga pose. Not a picture on the doors of Jesus or of a cross, but gay rainbows and yoga. How times have changed. I would never send anyone to an ELCA college or seminary.
To read faculty letter tap here:
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