Rev. Lenny Duncan is a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). You may remember reading about Rev. Duncan elsewhere on Exposing the ELCA. (See here)
Rev. Duncan made some radical claims on Twitter a couple months ago calling ICE a "personal army for nationalism" and saying "the border has become the landscape for the existential threat to whiteness."
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.
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.
Bishop Michael Rinehart of the ELCA's Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod often spouts his political and social justice opinions online. Yesterday he wrote about the migrant caravan heading to the United States saying, "There are no terrorists in the caravan,.." Of course he has no way to know this.
The bishop continues, "...though the white nationalist anti-immigration folks want you to think so."
This is the state of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Jim Hazelwood, the ELCA's New England Synod Bishop, presents a skewed view of Scripture and is manipulating it to try and fit it into the refugee situation happening in the United States.
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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