Recently St. Francis Lutheran Church in San Francisco, California, held an ELCA Reconciliation & Restoration event which focused on homosexuality and the denomination. Sierra Pacific synod council member, Rev. Jeff Johnson, was honored during the gathering. He, in turn, gave a speech where he praised the members and leadership of the ELCA San Francisco parish who “stood up, during a most regrettable era in our church, when so many in this church of the reformation were conflicted or adrift or just plain uninformed about the basic fundamental message of the gospel. The people of this parish and its pastors . . .You didn’t keep silent. . . your faithful stance against bigotry and fear, you have brought to its knees an insidious policy of discrimination which had wormed its way into our favorite confession and which was binding our collective conscience, restricting our freedom and limiting severely our practice of the gospel.” (see the video below starting around the 8:30 minute mark)
It doesn’t seem like those who hold a historic, God-given Biblical view on homosexuality are wanted or welcome in this denomination anymore. God wrote the Bible. But based on what is happening in the ELCA one needs to ask if God is even welcome.
This isn’t the first time Exposing the ELCA has run into the Rev. Jeff Johnson. Check out this blog to find out more.
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