ELCA is an Accredited Observer for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Of course they are. But how many souls have they helped save from eternal damnation?
The Luther Seminary student newspaper published a proabortion article highlighting a letter which instructs "Faith Communities in Working for Reproductive Freedom." (read here)
Luther Seminary is a institution that trains and teaches people who are seeking to become pastors in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
On the Luther Seminary "announcements" page is an announcement about the reproductive freedom article and the corresponding letter (screenshot below). That announcement contains this statement:
"Special Reminder: Your classmate’s bodies are not topics of theological debate. The comment section of this post will be a place to share your learning. It is not a place to express anti-abortion sentiment. Any comment that breaks this boundary will be deleted."
Prolife comments are not allowed.
In the letter that Luther Seminary's student newspaper is promoting is this statement:
"it is important to recognize that the opposition to abortion access has always been about a lot more than abortion. It is about enforcing racism and white supremacy, patriarchy, and ruling class power."
You can read the letter here.
From the ELCA: Remove Pres. Trump and Hold All Responsible Who "Supported and/or Promoted the President’s False Claims About The Election"
A letter signed by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is calling for President Trump's removal from office. Even more shocking, the ELCA comes against anyone who believes the 2020 election was fraudulent saying, "In addition, we recognize the need to hold responsible not only those who invaded the Capitol, but also those who supported and/or promoted the President’s false claims about the election, or made their own false accusations." (See here)
Buckle-up God-fearing Christians, in a country that was built on freedom of speech, half of our society, big tech and the faux-Christian community have succumbed to hate and are now calling for repercussions for those with thoughts and beliefs that are not their own.
It is time to reexamine your relationship with God, invest in your faith, grow in your knowledge of God's Word and train up those around you to do the same. Fear not, God is with you.
Here is the article on the ELCA website announcing the "ELCA presiding bishop joins NCC leaders in letter to vice president, Cabinet and Congress."
A recent post by Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) writes, "On Sunday, a holy day of prayer and worship, ICE plans to conduct nationwide sweeps to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrant families -- targeting the same Strangers that scripture tells us to welcome as our own. Find out how cities are responding to the administration's plans to detain and deport the families who are so vital to the fabric of our communities."
Another recent post by LIRS talks about an illegal immigrant who "faces deportation at the hands of ICE..."
LIRS even sent out a "MASSIVE DEPORTATION ALERT" about "large-scale ICE raids..."
These "raids" are aimed at people who are not obeying the United States justice system. "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to conduct nationwide sweeps to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrant families that the government says have missed a court appearance or have been issued court-ordered removals from the country." (See here)
Why is the ELCA closely working with this organization? Well, look what the ELCA itself is doing in response the ICE initiatives here.
See some of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service's actions and words below, as well as ELCA entities sharing this information:
President Trump recently said, "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States..."
Two weeks ago, the Director of ICE ice said, “Our next challenge is going to be interior enforcement...We will be going after individuals who have gone through due process and who have received final orders of deportation." (See Washington Post article linked below)
The ELCA responded with the following:
As you can see above and below, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America seems to be taking issue with people who were given deportation orders actually being deported.
Remember, all of these ELCA agencies, the seminary and organizations are funded by money given by ELCA members. Many of these members would disagree with their money being used this way.
The Western Iowa Synod is showing its true colors sharing an article, rejoicing and expressing their desire for a bill to pass that offers "path to citizenship"
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America wants the U.N."to conduct an official fact-finding visit to examine the historic and present marks of racism and racial discrimination that have presented new and renewed, alarming trends of racism in the United States."
A letter was sent to the U.S. Secretary of State asking him to request that the United Nations conduct this investigation. The ELCA signed that letter along with over 80 other denominations/organizations including Southern Poverty Law Center, Center for Reproductive Rights, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Malcolm X Center for Self Determination, National Council of Churches, National LGBTQ Task Force, Presbyterian Church (USA) and The Episcopal Church.
The letter, which used the biased Southern Poverty Law Center as a source, said, “We are deeply concerned by credible reports indicating a frightening resurgence in white supremacy, which has led to a rise in racism and hate crimes against racial, ethnic, and religious minority communities both in the US and abroad...According to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s 2018 annual report on hate and extremism in the United States, there has been 'a 30 percent increase in U.S. hate groups over the past four years and a 7 percent increase in hate groups in 2018 alone.'”
The letter also states, "We are equally concerned about the rise of misogyny, homophobia, transphobia and antiimmigrant sentiments which have continued to escalate across the United States since the last U.S. presidential election."
See the letter here.
I have no respect of the United Nations and do not want it to be placed in a position of authority and judgement over us. This organization contains and coddles the worst of ideologies, while demonizing Israel every opportunity they can (ironically given the request for a study of racism).
But this is the ELCA for you.
'See!' he said to all the people. 'This stone will be a witness against us. It has heard all the words the LORD has said to us. It will be a witness against you if you are untrue to your God.'
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