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.
The following is a response by ELCA pastor John Sipf of Peoria, Illinois, to my tweet replying to another ELCA pastor. We were discussing this blog about an ELCA pastor giving the camera the finger and his rant against America.
ELCA pastor John Sipf regularly tweets and retweets about white people, racism, politics, Donald Trump, refugees and illegal immigrants, transgenders, abortion, etc. Below are a few examples of his activity on Twitter.
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.
See the ELCA church's tweet below. It doesn't say what the referred to family needs sanctuary from, but you all probably have a good guess. Two ELCA church's are involved.
The tweeted link says "Miriam Vargas entered sanctuary on June 27, 2018 at First English Lutheran Church."
The fundraising event was hosted by the Columbus Sanctuary Collective. Here is what that group's Facebook page looks like.
New England Synod Bishop Jim Hazelwood at ICE protest.
Dave Brauer-Rieke, Bishop of the ELCA's Oregon Synod writes about protesting/demonstrating against ICE.
(See letter here)
The Western Iowa Synod shared the letter on Facebook.
Below is the main picture at the top of the Oregon Synod's Facebook page.
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