Sarah Trone Garriott is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who has garnered some attention by running for a seat in the Iowa state senate (read about that here).
Rev. Trone Garriott is the Coordinator of Interfaith Engagement for the Des Moines Area Religious Council and is very involved in the interfaith movement, as you can see below. Pastor Sarah Trone Garriott is running as a Democrat.
From her social media posts you will see she believes in a woman's "right to chose."
Additionally, a few years ago Rev. Trone Garriott joined (ELCA megachurch) Lutheran Church of Hope Sr. Pastor Mike Housholder in submitting a resolution to the ELCA's Southeastern Iowa Synod Assembly seeking to bring more refugees into the United States. (see here)
ELCA pastor Garroitt proclaims her identifying pronouns as "She/hers."
Abortion is an important topic to this ELCA pastor.
See article here.
ELCA Pastor Jason Chesnut is an extreme radical. His type are becoming increasingly more common in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is the co-creator of multiple vile "devotionals" (see here) and is someone Exposing the ELCA has highlighted in the past. (See here)
Below is a tweet where Rev. Chesnut blasphemes God:
Another ELCA pastor, Lura Groen, is equally as heretical. (Read more about her here). Rev. Groen tweets:
The same professors and schools that trained ELCA pastors like these two train almost all ELCA pastors.
Last month ELCA pastor Emily Scott shared an article about someone who tagged a political billboard so it reads "Cancel rent and f($%)k the police."
Emily Scott is a high profile ELCA pastor who the ELCA brought in to speak at the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering. (read more about Rev. Scott here)
See Facebook post here.
During Covid-19 Pandemic ELCA Strenuously Object to "Expulsions" of "Those Seeking Humanitarian Protections" on our Border
The ELCA is becoming more and more vocal on their social justice pet causes:
Some of the other signers include:
Abolish ICE Denver
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Center for Transgender Equality
National LGBTQ Task Force
Southern Poverty Law Center
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, VA
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is targeting youth by way of ELCA summer camps for kids. The ELCA's Living Lutheran reports,
"On Feb. 4, the ELCA announced the initiative Total Inclusion! Widening the Welcome at ELCA Outdoor Ministries. The program, made possible by Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, is designed to equip and empower outdoor ministry organizations as they move toward more intentional welcome of people who historically have been marginalized in the church—especially people of color, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTQIA+." (see article here)
The ELCA has been championing the gay, lesbian and transgender agenda for over a decade. Don't be fooled by the word "Welcome." The ELCA is making a strong push to celebrate and encourage these lifestyles among young people. They are sending a clear message.
ELCA churches and members who believe God's Word have to ask why they remain in a denomination that is harming people and teaching in direct opposition to God's will. The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, and the ELCA is standing in opposition to the Holy Spirit. They are actively working against God, who wants us to turn from sin, to repent of our sinful ways.
ELCA seminarian Elle Dowd presented at the Wild Goose Festival last year. Her session was titled "Bisexuality and the Liturgy."
And here is ELCA seminarian Elle Dowd at another conference presenting on "Bi + Identities and the Church."
Shelley Bryan Wee was elected Bishop of the Northwest Washington Synod, ELCA last summer. Rev. Wee is the former Assistant to the Bishop at Northwest Washington Synod, ELCA.
Shortly after the election ELCA Bishop elect, Shelley Bryan Wee did something many ELCA bishops do, she marched in a gay Pride parade.
How can persons who believe God's Word that homosexuality is not God's will for people continue to support this denomination?
The following Tweet has ELCA bishop Shelley Brayan Wee telling a bisexual woman that "your sexuality...is beloved of God."
The new ELCA Bishop lists her "preferred pronouns" on her Twitter page -
On "#BiVisibilityDay" Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee calls herself an ally and replies to a gay person's tweet saying that God "celebrates YOU in all your amazing personhood." -
Sharing some Big Bang mythology Bishop Bryan Wee writes "we are both creatures of the dirt and the heavens. For the dust that formed us came from eons ago across the galaxies when stars exploded and new life emerged.
So as a creature formed by God's hands from the dust of this earth (this earth that in turn was created from stardust)..." (See below)
Additional Tweets by ELCA bishop Shelley Bryan Wee -
ELCA Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee at "the wall" -
This last Tweet is about the United Methodist vote over gay marriage -
An ELCA pastor's LGBTQ Easter sermon: Don't be afraid to affirm your true, authentic gay/transgender self
(The following article is from Rev. Tom Brock of pastorsstudy.org. You can follow Pastor Brock on Facebook - here and Twitter - here.)
Dawn Bennett, a "queer and cisgender" pastor of the liberal Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has posted her Easter sermon. The point of the sermon is "Do not be afraid" to be your true, authentic gay, transgender self for this is "who God created you to be." She also reads from the Inclusive Bible and prays to "Holy Father, Holy Mother, Holy Parent", saying "Thank you for our queerness."
The Bible teaches homosexual behavior is sin (for all the verses, see my article "What does the Bible say about homosexuality?" at pastorsstudy.org). Jesus taught that God made us "male and female" (Matthew 19:4). He did not add "or gay, or transgender, or bisexual, or omnisexual or queer".
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Tom Brock
A Wartburg College Professor, whose Twitter URL is "@feminismxianity", last summer tweeted -
"Our @WartburgCollege team of staff & faculty engaging diversity & inclusion work at the Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference @AugsburgU this week @elca #WartburgWorthIt"
The conference held by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Network of Colleges and Universities was titled "Beyond Privilege: Engaging Diversity, Inclusion and Equity."
It is sad to see so much money, given by many who loved the Lord, in the hands of a denomination, the ELCA, that has turned its back on God and His Word.
Elle Dowd is a highly controversial pastoral intern, but she is not controversial in her denomination, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). In the ELCA she is perfectly normal and accepted. Elle Dowd has over 4000 followers on her "public figure" Facebook page and is an example of what ELCA seminaries are producing. The ELCA leader's Facebook "about" section says "Elle Dowd (she/her/hers) is a bi-furious seminarian at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and a candidate for ordained ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America currently serving as the full time pastoral intern." (See here)
The following documents Elle Dowd's thoughts and agenda. This is only a small sample. You can also read more about the future ELCA pastor here.
Manifest: A Queer Journey to the Epiphany was held by the ELCA's House of All Sinners and Saints church. This is the former church of popular ELCA pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber.
"(F)ocusing on the queer genealogy of Jesus..." the "Journey" was led by drag queens and parts were offered for children.
See the evil being perpetrated by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Last year House for All Sinners and Saints hired a new pastor, Rev. Tory Moir. Rev. Moir is an Episcopalian, which means the ELCA church's two pastors are Episcopal ministers. Rev. Moir likes to be referred to with the pronouns they, them, and theirs. (See here)
Calling it a "momentous book," ELCA pastor Clint Schnekloth, a universalist (see here), shared the following quote on Facebook from the book "That All Shall Be Saved."
"There is no such thing as eternal damnation; all will be saved." (See below)
The ELCA teaches and promotes the dangerous, heretical and false belief that everyone goes to heaven, no matter if they believe and trust in Christ. So according to the ELCA people who are not Christ followers, people who worship other deity and even followers of Satan, will all go to heaven.
Exposing the ELCA documents this, and you can view articles and evidence of their teaching here and here.
There is no doubt that because of the ELCA's false teaching on salvation, many people will end up in hell.
(read more about Rev. Schnekloth here)
Look what ELCA leadership is trying to teach its members.
The South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America hosted a "Safe Zone Training" in February. The training is described as, "opportunities to learn about LGBTQ+ identities, gender and sexuality, and examine prejudice, assumptions, and privilege." (See here)
The Southwestern Washington Synod of the ELCA recently offered "Inclusive Church Training." This training was led by LGBT affirming group, Reconciling Works. See some of the ELCA synod's email regarding this below.
"Four years ago today the Supreme Court decision for marriage equality was so ordered. I was an intern (w/@KKoterwski_Tate!) at a religious publishing company (ELCA) and when I got to work everyone was celebrating. The world was becoming more just. (1/4)"
This is according to someone with the twitter handle "Han CM."
Seascape, is a publication of the city of Santa Monica. The Southwest California Synod of the ELCA shared an article from Seascape that highlighted ELCA Rev. Jim Boline and Vicar Drew Stever. See below.
Randy Young is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). In the posts below Rev. Randy Young calls God "She," shares a disturbing quote of John Shelby Spong, declares his support for open borders, posts a cartoon of Jesus attending a Gay Pride parade, addresses abortion, writes of his belief on why Jesus died on a cross, and gives some of his political thoughts.
This is what leadership in the ELCA looks like.
ELCA Rev. Young writes, "Jesus died on a cross to show us what love looks like in action.
Sin is any action which separates us from God. The actions that separate us from God are unloving actions. Jesus came to teach us that the Law was designed to help us avoid those kinds of unloving actions." He then shares an article titled "God Did Not Kill Jesus on the Cross for Our Sins."
Below are four Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voicing their support for more refugees to be brought into the United States.
ELCA bishops from the three Texas ELCA synods released a letter urging Texas to resettle refugees in their state. (see below or here) One of the signers of that letter, Bishop Michael Rinehart, along with the CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) wrote a letter that was published in the Houston Chronicle making their case:
"[T]hese refugees are powerful ambassadors of our founding principles of equal opportunity, religious freedom and liberty and justice for all, and they reflect the best of Texas’ identity — generosity, hospitality, faithfulness and welcome."
"[W]e’re hopeful that the law will be on our side once again as the organization we represent, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, seeks a preliminary injunction against President Trump’s unconstitutional executive order."
"As the world faces the worst refugee crisis in recorded history, this would have been the time for Texas to step up, as it has in the past, and say yes to refugee resettlement...No matter what happens in court or in the statehouse, we will continue to help refugees of all faiths find safety and hope in this great state and in this great nation." (See here or below)
Additionally, South Dakota Synod Bishop, Constanze Hagmaier, wrote a letter of gratitude to South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, because the governor "notified the federal government that South Dakota will continue to accept refugees who are resettled in the United States next year." (See below)
ELCA Bishop James Hazelwood of the New England Synod recently hired a new Associate to the Bishop. Homosexual pastor Steve Wilco has accepted the bishop's invitation to fill this roll.
A statement from Bishop Hazelwood announced Rev. Wilco "lives in Chicopee, Mass., with his husband Michael and their delightfully spunky preschooler." (See here)
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