The Abortion Church
The ELCA has a dirty little secret that they hope their membership never finds out about. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America provides for abortions in the medical health coverage for people and families they employ. They have been doing it from the start, when the ELCA was formed. Over 20 years ago. Our tithes and offerings have went and are going to pay for the killing of unborn children.
That's bad, but it gets worse. They allow and pay for abortions for any reason. They don't limit them to only cases where the health of the mother or child are in jeopardy. They pay for any abortion that state laws allow. The baby has Down's syndrome? Abortion approved. Mother doesn't want to be tied down with a baby? Abortion approved. Wanted a boy, not a girl? Abortion approved. Abortion for any reason.
During the ELCA Church-wide Assembly in 1997 some voting members tried to limit medical coverage for abortions. They submitted that abortions could be paid for "only in cases that involve pregnancy that results from the violence of rape or incest, or serious threats to the physical health of the mother, or abnormalities of the embryo or fetus that are incompatible with life." The majority of the voters and leaders of the ELCA said NO. 651 votes to 271 votes. (http://www.exposingtheelca.com/on-abortion.html) They did not want to limit abortions. The ELCA wants to pay for them all. Or should I say, they want YOU to pay for all abortions. Money you thought was going for God's work.
Do you think Jesus would tell people to kill their child? Our paying for abortions makes it easier for people to have them. Is that God's will? Do you believe God thinks the ELCA is doing a loving thing by funding abortions? This is a denomination gone wild! Doing their own will. Making their own truth while rejecting God's Words. And they love having US pay for it!
Christ followers, the ELCA is on brink of not even being Christian anymore.
1/27/2010 09:13:12 am
Read through the 1997 CWA minutes where 5 synods brought forth memorials which sought to restrict abortion coverage. Ferocious opposition from the ELCA on that attempt. A few years later (2003?) another attempt was made, this time to create special medical insurance program in the ELCA that did NOT cover abortion on demand. Nope, too complicated to implement. Apparently "bound conscience" is a one way street and it only goes left.
1/28/2010 05:01:47 am
Thanks for the heads up. I've added the 2001 CWA decision to the "ELCA Exposed News on Abortion" page. ( http://www.exposingtheelca.com/on-abortion.html)
3/23/2012 12:37:08 am
This is what upsets me the most of about the ELCA and my Synod a refusal to engage the issue of protection of the unborn. In fact I am looked at a traitor for even wanting to discuss this issue.
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