ELCA Exposed News on Transgenders and Drag Queens
Portico Benefit Services, "a ministry of the ELCA," announced "Effective Jan. 1, 2016, ELCA-Primary health benefits will cover services including mental health therapy, hormone therapy, and sex reassignment surgery..."
. . .ReconcilingWorks applauds Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, the Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and her firm statement in support of transgender people. . .
. . .his “intersex” statement reflects not just the opinion of one church pastor but rather how major churches in general are turning into powerful vehicles to promote a social justice warrior agenda. . .
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. . .ELCA leadership has a history of supporting transgender individuals and has adopted the view that sexuality and gender is not binary. . .
. . .Bishop Tracie Bartholomew of the ELCA New Jersey Synod will preach at the service, held at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoboken, in which Pastor Rose Beeson will officially take the name "Peter" as part of her transition from female to male. . .
Additional news articles about the renaming ceremony:
. . .Though a liberal-leaning Protestant sect, the ELCA had previously only ordained openly trans ministers outside of the regular process. . .
. . .Actions taken by the ELCA in the past year have demonstrated that it is a church seeking to welcome the gifts of transgender people and ministry leaders. . .
. . .The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) implicitly recognized transgender persons in 2009 in their social statement on human sexuality. . .
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'Why can't I be a girl at school?' A Mount Horeb family's private journey becomes a public education about transgenderism
. . .“I don’t understand transgender itself, but I do have a wonderful family with a wonderful little girl who has blossomed since she acknowledged to everybody that she is a little girl,” said the Rev. Kelli Fisher of Perry Lutheran Church ELCA. . .
. . .weeks ago “We Talk. We Listen.” featured a post by River Needham on transgender identity and the distinct issues their community faces. We are now continuing this discussion on Christianity and queerness with a post by Rev. Megan Rohrer. . .
. . .pictures contained in this Facebook post by the ELCA's Rocky Mountain Synod has at least 2 other transgender persons pictured, one being ELCA pastor Megan Rohrer and the other, seminary student Nicole Garcia. Also included in the pictures are controversial ELCA pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber and ELCA bishop of the Rocky Mountain Synod. . .
. . .“Our transgender and Christian forum today was crowded and incredible. Lots to ponder, including the comparison between being born again and transitioning, and in general how much transition is tied into Christian faith. Amazing morning!” . .
Some Christians who have long been members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), have watched in horror as their denomination has fallen to the schemes of Satan. Some have left in disgust. But for others, the Left-leaning progressive theology suits them fine, as long as there’s only the fun parts of the Bible to contend with. . .
. . ."It meant a lot to me that my congregation would help out with the service," he said. "It shows that my congregation loves me and accepts me for who God created me as.". .
. . .It’s hard to believe that a seminary professor can claim that cross dressing is a godly thing to do. Maybe Mr. Lose’s next article will be “Doing Heroin for the Gospel” or “Aborting Babies for the Gospel.”. .
. . .from the halls of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago to Holden Village to his call in New York state, Andrew is extravagant with his energy, sincerity, and enormous heart. Since coming out as trans a little over one year ago – barely one year into his first call – Andrew has spoken openly and playfully about everything that he’s been going through. . .
. . .Representing more than 200 Lutheran churches in the state, the N.C. synod meeting in Charlotte passed a resolution that also said HB2 discriminates against the LGBT community. . .
. . .My husband, Rev. Christopher Bruesehoff, was one of nearly 2,000 faith leaders to sign an amicus brief supporting Gavin Grimm and the rights of all transgender students, standing in solidarity with the trans community. . .
. . .Chris Bruesehoff, a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and his wife Jamie recently told The Daily Mail that their son, Ben, is now their daughter, Rebekah. Now 10, Rebekah has been transitioning from a male to female since the age of two. . .
. . .They could have concluded that their son’s suffering was the sign of a psychological problem. Instead, the pastor and his wife have embraced his gender confusion. Their church is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), which embraces homosexual behavior. . .
. . ."The show brings in professional drag queens and kings from around the state of Iowa and also features students, faculty, and staff performers.". .
ELCA Pastor Doesn't Like Transgender Bill that Tells People to Use Bathroom of Their Biological Sex - (Scroll Down to "The Most Important Religious Virtue" - Also read the comment section)
. . .The ridiculousness of this bill is beyond comprehension for a party that claims to want to keep government out of the lives of individuals. . .
. . .At what point, though, does a religious expression cease to be Christian altogether? Consider the “Transgender Day of Remembrance” Communion service at the ELCA’s Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, on November 15. . .
. . .ELCA affiliated Wartburg college in Waverly, Iowa is at it again. The 6th Annual Drag Show will be held on Saturday, March 26 Neumann Auditorium. (see here) "This year's theme is 'We Are Who We Are', celebrating everyone being themselves and enjoying life to the fullest!" . .
. . .students at Thiel College recently had their chance to participate in the ever-popular drag show during Thiel College’s gay “pride week.” Thiel College, an ELCA school, promoted the drag show, along with other pride week activities, on their Facebook page. . .
Is that what the ELCA has become? The church of Nadia Bolz-Weber, the most beloved pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has an "Epiphany Pageant & Wizards Ball" that is hosted by a drag queen? . .
. . .gathered on the Capitol steps Tuesday morning to denounce the transgender bathroom bills as attacks by radical religious politicians, blasphemous and a manifestation of hatred. . .
. . .Leo Bancroft belongs to one of the most accepting mainline Christian denominations, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. . .
. . .This was the second vigil held at the church. Last year, Jon Rundquist, a trans-identifying seminary student with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, approached Fiscus about having an ecumenical service in honor of the day. . .
House for All Sinners and Saints Hosts the First Epiphany Pageant and Three Wizards Ball (ELCA church)
Denver's alternative church House for All Sinners and Saints feted Epiphany with an all-ages Christmas pageant, costume ball and rockin' rave . . .
. . .Muhlenberg College posted article entitled, “This class is a drag — and students love it,” it says this about the course, “The students in ‘Of Kings and Queens’ have spent the first three-quarters of the semester reading, writing and analyzing, discussing the politics of gender and sexuality, and coming to understand drag as a cultural phenomenon. . .
. . .Rev. Dr. Gafney calls herself a “drag-inspired theological dominatrix.” (see here) And in a sermon given at her seminary chapel she declared, “I love drag queens. I love the way they make me think about gender, its construction and its performance. Drag queens like RuPaul, Sharon Needles and Latrice Royale are some of my favorite critical gender theorists and theologians.”. .
. . .Grace Lutheran representatives - men in skirts.
- Grace Lutheran pastor and men in skirts.
- Grace Lutheran participant in drag. . .
- Grace Lutheran pastor and men in skirts.
- Grace Lutheran participant in drag. . .
Articles from Exposing the ELCA's blog on the ELCA and transgenderism.