Friday, February 13, 2015

Open letter from ELCA Bishop to LGBT Community

Dear friends,
You are welcome in congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

We are a church that believes it is wrong to discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation. All are welcome. We celebrate diversity.

While Lutherans in the U.S. are not of one mind about sexual orientation, the ELCA, the largest Lutheran denomination in North America, has taken a stand as an open, affirming church where all are welcome.

Read the rest here if you must.

It seems like all of the mainline Protestant churches have jumped off of a tall building, and are racing each other to the sidewalk below. See also this related piece.

1 comment:

Archimandrite Gregory said...

I have read so many letters like the one presented by the ELCA Bishop. He reminds me a Greek YAYA "Play nice don't fight!" I cant believe how far from the Truth so many have fallen in order to be acceptable to the world and its ever changing values. I lost respect for most ecumenical encounters some years ago because one could see this mind=set becoming all pervasive among the so called mainline churches. Lets face it if one espouses heresy long enough it will eventually lead to an apostate fall from the truth. Kyrie eleison!