The ELCA and LWF's True Colors
It's human nature. When somebody, an organization or political party one supports, does something vile, people tend to ignore it or justify it. But when somebody, organization or political party one does not support, does something wrong, condemnation comes quickly.
That is true with Christian denominations and federations too. It's plain to see when you look at the words and actions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran World Federation. They must really admire the Palestinians, and moreover, really dislike the Jews (Israel).
Since the beginning of the year, and increasingly more in the month of July, thousands of rockets have been shot at civilian populations from the Palestinians in Gaza into Israel. Not surprisingly, there has not been a word of condemnation said in regard to this by the ELCA and LWF. Three Israeli teens were recently kidnapped and murdered by the Palestinians and still no condemnation from these two Christian bodies.
But look what happens when Israel finally decided to take action against the constant rocket attacks against their citizens. Immediately both the ELCA and the LWF write letters/press releases calling for a ceasefire, an end to the hostility. (see here and here) It is only when Israel defends itself that the liberal Lutherans start shouting to end the fighting. The ELCA and LWF are showing their true colors.
One has to really not like a country or a nationality to be silent when that group is being attacked, but then immediately calls for the hostilities to stop once the nation begins to defend itself.
If you would like more evidence documenting the ELCA and LWF's adversarial actions and position concerning Israel see http://www.exposingtheelca.com/on-israel.html
7/18/2014 01:50:18 pm
Have the credulous adherents of religious Leftism in the ELCA and LWF ever bothered to read the Hamas Charter? http://www.hamascharter.com Don’t bet on it.
7/19/2014 05:06:54 am
But why? Why does the ELCA and the LWF stand against Israel? I sincerely do not understand.
7/20/2014 08:55:49 am
There's nothing to understand. The ELCA and the LWF simply embrace whatever prejudice the general public accepts. They're not interested in truth, they're interested in popularity.
7/21/2014 03:56:39 am
Well, I hope you're right. I have the uncomfortable feeling that it is latent anti-Semitism, a terrible spiritual problem.
7/21/2014 10:04:02 am
Going along with the crowd when one knows the crowd to be evil or in error is itself a terrible spiritual problem.
7/23/2014 10:08:17 am
I think anti-Semitism falls into the category of a "prejudice."
7/19/2014 07:34:27 am
Bishop Eaton's letter to Bishop Younan called for "peace talks to achieve a comprehensive and sustainable peace based upon a two-state solution...."
7/30/2014 11:43:49 am
Why doesn't the North American Lutheran Church withdraw its application for membership in The Lutheran World Federation?
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