Rev. Dowd is a campus pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This is what she had to say about the Bible:
"When you have a friend or loved one that you really know and trust it's okay to disagree and push back... I got to know the Bible well enough that I was able to talk back to it. And I was able to say ok, I reject this part. This is oppressive. Or time to reframe this, or time to reclaim this and totally subvert it."
She received her Biblical training from an ELCA seminary.
Find out more about Rev. Elle Dowd here .
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."
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.
ELCA seminarian Elle Dowd posted on socal media saying Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton "called for felony lawbreaking and civil disobedience on behalf of our undocumented neighbors."
From Ferguson to Palestine, occupation is a crime."
You should read the whole post because not only does it proclaim a lie, saying Israel occupies "Palestine," but she makes no mention of the violence, terror tunnels, arson, knifing, rockets attacks and pedestrians being hit by cars, perpetrated by Palestinians.
The second Facebook post by ELCA Masters of Divinity student Elle Dowd equally contains falsehoods. She writes:
"...Michael Brown was sacrificed to the false god of white supremacy."
"...we sacrificed Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin and Felipe Alonzo-Gomez to the false gods of nationalism and security."
"...Christian counseling centers...torture lgbtqia+ children and call it 'reparative therapy,' leading to the death of countless children."
ELCA seminarian Elle Dowd has this to say about ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement). "ICE is a terrorist organization. ICE is the Gestapo. ICE is Boke Haram."
Then ELCA Pastor Ryan Chaddick of American Lutheran Church in Burbank, CA posted his support for Elle Dowd's statement on Exposing the ELCA's Facebook page. Read more about Elle Dowd here.
As mentioned above, ELCA Pastor Ryan Chaddick wrote this comment on Exposing the ELCA's Facebook page under the posting of this blog about ICE.
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