The ARCUS Foundation, whose mission is to advance LGBT equality, continues its efforts to influence the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. (see previous blog we posted about ARCUS) In 2010, the foundation gave “Lutherans Concerned” $90,000 “for two convenings to advance the full inclusion of LGBT people of faith by convening pro-LGBT denominational leaders from the Episcopal Church USA, the United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutherans of America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Church of Christ, and by convening nationally recognized pro-LGBT Lutheran theologians.” (search "lutherans" in 2011 here)
A couple of the ARCUS Foundation’s stated goals are to “(e)nsure that denominations and faith-based institutions affirm LGBT moral equality and support LGBT rights,” and “(s)upport pro-LGBT faith-based leaders who form, sustain and drive the movement or LGBT moral equality and civil rights.”
Interestingly, the ARCUS Foundation, who has been active over the years in attempting to and succeeding to sway the ELCA leadership to adopt a new non-Biblical stance on homosexuality, have a six point strategy to accomplish their goals. They are:
The fact that the ARCUS Foundation is still funding ELCA targeted activities means that they have more plans for our denomination. They are not content with what they already have.
For a more in-depth article about what the ARCUS Foundation is up to see this article.
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