The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America came out with a social statement in 1999, called “Sufficient, Sustainable Livelihood for All.” In that statement, the ELCA declares their belief that our world has an overpopulation problem.
The ELCA’s social statement says, “We call for . . . support for family planning and enhanced opportunities for women so that population pressures might be eased.” (read here)
Are there “population pressures?” That is debatable. The fact that the ELCA is using “overpopulation” as a reason to have “enhanced” family planning opportunities is troubling. It should also be noted that the ELCA is calling for these opportunities for all women: “For all: especially those living in poverty.”
Knowing that the ELCA is pro-abortion, one should wonder what the ELCA is really saying here (or trying not to say). Is abortion a part of their overpopulation solution? Based on what we know about the ELCA’s support for abortion, (see here) there is little doubt in my mind that it is.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Former ELCA seminary student and former ELCA member who is fed up with the ELCA's consistent mockery of God's Word.
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