The world has a long held bias against Jews. The Jews can do no right according to the nations of the world, I guess it should be no surprise that the ELCA feels the same way.
Take the recent engagement between "peace activists" and the Israelis for an example of this bias. The world comes out in force and condemns Israel for the incident. The ELCA follows suit despite the clear and obvious video tapes showing these "peace activists" clubbing and attacking Israeli military personal. Some soldiers were thrown off the third floor of a ship, landing on the first floor. The violent "peace activists" attempted to kill the Israeli soldiers. (see here) and (here)
But the ELCA will not let truth get in their way of blaming the despised Jews. The ELCA sends out a press release which said, "Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, a Norwegian Lutheran theologian and general secretary of the World Council of Churches (which the ELCA is a member of), Geneva, called the events that occurred May 31 'deplorable.'"
"'We condemn the assault and killing of innocent people who were attempting to deliver humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza, who have been under a crippling Israeli blockade since 2007. We further condemn the flagrant violation of international law by Israel in attacking and boarding a humanitarian convoy in international waters. We pray for all those who are affected by the attack, especially the bereaved families,' Tveit's statement said."
Make no mistake, when the ELCA posts this on their website and sends these kind of bias statements to news services, they become the denomination's position.
But the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's position on Israel has been obvious for anyone listening. The ELCA likes to pretend they are seeking peace for both Israelis and Palestinians, funny thing is the ELCA always ends up demanding things of Israel that are not in the countries best interest, while asking nothing of the Palestinians. Look at the ELCA's record. (see here)
Here is David Fischler's take on what ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson had to say about this incident. (read here)
Facts are facts. The ELCA has something against God's chosen people. And I will never support that.
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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