Kristen Kuempel is the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) bishop of the Northwest Intermountain Synod, formally called the Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod. Bishop Kuempel is a the type of leader that is gaining in prominence in the ELCA and is comparable to ELCA pastors Nadia Bolz-Weber and Lura Groen. (read about them here and here) She is extremely liberal, swears freely, advocates for all the ELCA favorite social causes and will spout her politics.
Just a few months ago the ELCA bishop Tweeted a picture of a vibrator to her followers:
Bishop Kuempel lists her preferred pronouns on her Twitter account along with her love of hard liquor. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America bishop's Twitter profile says "F*bombs welcome" and has a descriptive saying predominately displayed that says "Good sense of humor, dirty mind and beautiful heart. Deadly combination."
Below are some of many troubling Tweets by the ELCA bishop:
ELCA Seminarian Courtney Smith
Courtney Smith is "a graduate student at United Lutheran Seminary (formerly Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and Gettysburg), studying for my Masters of Divinity...(and is) on the ordination track in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to become a pastor." (See here)
Here is some of what she has been saying on Twitter:
Fact check: Jerusalem is the Capitol of Israel.
Future ELCA pastor Courtney Smith says "America is not first in my heart and it never will be. It is merely the country I live in."
Two tweets aimed at "straight white males."
Now for some of her politics:
ELCA Pastor John Sipf's Views
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.
February 7, 2019
So many Racists
ELCA Pastor Joelle Colville-Hanson is the Director for Evangelical Mission for the Northeastern Iowa Synod. Her social media posts contain lots of anger and politics. Below she calls a U.S. Congressman Steve King a "old white racist."
It seems Rev. Colville-Hanson thinks the United States is pretty racist and sexist too. (See here and below.)
Read more about ELCA Pastor Joelle Colville-Hanson here.
ELCA New England Synod Bishop, Jim Hazelwood retweeted the below tweet. It seems to be saying that conservative evangelicals are racists. I wonder what he thinks about conservatives who are still members in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America?
BTW, the Jewish people have a variety of skin tones. God's Word does not tell us the color of Jesus' skin.
See the bishop's Twitter page here. Go to his retweet made Sept. 20, 2018.
Below are more disturbing and racist tweets by ELCA pastor Tuhnia Verma Rasche, who the ELCA chose to speak to 31,000 youth at the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering this summer. (Read more about her here and here)
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