New Abortion Supporting Letter By the ELCA's Presiding Bishop Should Be the Last Straw
"As most of you are well aware, many states have passed or are considering legislation to restrict access to legal abortion."
This letter from the ELCA was written in response to pro-life legislation, like the ones passed in Georgia and Louisiana, the Alabama Human Life Protection Act and the Missouri bill banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy (see here), among others. Presiding Bishop Eaton and the ELCA wrote the letter to show their opposition to these laws and legislation.
Note the ELCA and its leader did NOT write a letter in opposition to the New York abortion law which passed in January 2019, allowing abortion up to birth. (See here). Nor did the ELCA write a letter about the Virginia legislation, that would loosen the laws on third trimester abortions. (See here)
In the letter that was written ELCA Presiding Bishop reveals the truth about the denomination's stance on abortion:
"Amid the legislative challenges to access to abortion, we must remember that this church supports ongoing access to legal abortion as well as access to abortion services and reproductive health care that is not restricted by economic factors." (See here)
As you can read, the ELCA supports abortion. You should not be fooled when the ELCA claims otherwise, as the presiding bishop tried to do in her letter by saying, "this church seeks to travel a moderating path by supporting abortion as a last resort."
Hear the presiding bishop's words again where she says, "this church supports ongoing access to legal abortion as well as access to abortion services..." Combine that with the fact that the ELCA pays for employee abortions and then notice how you never see the ELCA supporting pro-life causes.
At the end of the Presiding Bishop's letter she implores the denomination:
"I urge each of us to read, to study, to listen, to discern, and to discuss as church together. See the full statement here." There was no direction to pray for the Lord's guidance or look to God's Word.
Every pro-life ELCA member should walk out of his or her ELCA church, never to return.
6/1/2019 04:04:36 am
ELCA Presiding Bishop Eaton's ELCAspeak blandishment --"this church seeks to travel a moderating path by supporting abortion as a last resort" -- sounds like a Planned Parenthood press release.
6/2/2019 08:14:48 am
It breaks my heart, but yes, this statement truly is the last straw for me. I will go to church today, my daughter is being recognized as a graduating senior (along with many others), but I can no longer give my tacit support to the ELCA and policies which are blasphemous and increasingly evil through attendance at my local church.
8/4/2019 10:06:41 am
I too am coming to a crossroad. Our church is voting to become a member of the Reconciling in Christ group. I am totally against it. In doing my research I have found there are many things that the ELCA had done that I don't like. I promised that I would raise my grandson in the Church, but find that I am not sure I want him raised in the ELCA. I love being a Lutheran, but ...
8/5/2019 07:22:13 am
It's been only 2 months now, and I'm still not attending church elsewhere. It's not a simple or easy decision to leave your church, listen to your heart, pray to God and await an answer.
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