The ELCA’s Minneapolis Area Synod assembly “went on record against changing the state Constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
Their vote made them one of the largest faith groups yet to formally oppose the amendment that will go before voters Nov. 6, which would ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota.”
Lauren Morse-Wendt, an author of the ELCA resolution in support of gay marriage, said, “(T)his marriage amendment to define marriage between a man and a woman is a discriminatory amendment which would deliberately deny justice to a portion of the population of Minnesota.”
A Minneapolis Area Synod spokeswoman said she “hopes congregations will study the resolution and ‘consider how they will respond.’”
“The Minneapolis synod's resolution states that the amendment ‘would prevent one group of committed couples and their families from pursuing ordinary legislative or legal means to gain the support and protections afforded to all others.’” (see here)
The ELCA leadership is on an all-out offensive to legalize gay marriage. So much so that they have taken an aggressive position against defining marriage to be only between one man and one women.
The ELCA likes to say they are loving and welcoming, but the truth is that they are acting in hate for God and for their fellow man. God warns us to stay away from sin because He knows how destructive it is. The ELCA leadership’s position results in those with same sex attraction being bound in sin. How evil is that?
Only those who support the ELCA’s policies and theology should remain members. If you disagree with the ELCA it is time to get yourself, your family and your friends out. The ELCA has turned its back on the God of the Bible and is running full speed with the god of this world, the god who wants us to be bound in sin and separated from God.
2/18/2012 10:21:55 am
Minnesota leads the nation in the number of congregations that have fled the ELCA: http://davidbarnhart.blogspot.com/2012/01/revised-list-of-congregations-voting-to.html
2/21/2012 01:55:28 pm
Iowans who support traditional marraige can to to www.thefamilyleader.com and download a petition to amend the Iowa Constitution.
2/26/2012 09:54:03 am
ELCA leaders have lately been touting a newfound principle of "equality," namely, that the law must treat all individuals exactly alike, no matter how vastly different their circumstances. May we therefore assume that the ELCA now teaches that the U.S. Constitution mandates a flat tax?
8/29/2012 02:32:49 am
I agree with the closing paragraph of the article above. If you believe marriage is between one man and one women, you are being hypocritical if you continue to attend an ELCA church as a member. You have been taught that the Bible is the inspired word of God, so read your Bible which clearly states that marriage is as aforementioned.
John D Brenner
4/1/2013 03:47:16 am
Marriage is between a man & woman.
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