ELCA PRESIDING BISHOP REFUSES TO RESPOND!!
Greetings, Mr. Mark Hanson. Presiding ELCA Bishop, and all: C. L. 999
Your and other Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Synod Bishop’s refusal to acknowledge, respond to, or answer Iowalive’s question necessitates this post, asking more pertinent questions—such as:
1. What homosexual sex act consummates a homosexual marriage, equivalent to the Biblical, heterosexual sex act that consummates a heterosexual marriage into one flesh?
a. As you and other ELCA Bishops well know, if a marriage has not been consummated, there is no marriage. If there is no marriage, and the ELCA KNOWINGLY tries to recognize it as a marriage—and misrepresent it as being a marriage, such ELCA behavior is FRAUDULENT. Had you and the other ELCA Bishops thought of that, as you ignored answering our question posted farther below?
2. Why has the ELCA repeatedly refused to require a two thirds majority vote, to pass the Social Statement, as repeatedly requested by congregations—and as congregations must have to leave the ELCA?
3. Does it cause you any concern there are now 223 congregations in the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) and more joining weekly—who left the ELCA in protest of the ELCA’s Social Statement?
4. Does it concern you the WordAlone Network and WordAlone http://www.wordalone.org/ continues its attempt to reform the ELCA, from within the ELCA?
5. Is it fitting to hold the ELCA Social Statement vote, in an Iranian style election, held in Minnesota—where activists can count the votes, until they get the number they want??
6. Does the following table concern you or ELCA Synod Bishops? Do you, or they, have better numbers to share with us?
ELCA HEADQUARTERS, SYNODS, SOCIAL STATEMENT & VOTE MANAGEMENT ALL HAVE PATHETIC INTEGRITY--AND ARE A HUGE MISMATCH WITH ELCA CONGREGATIONS.
INTEGRITY INDEX LEVEL, ON SCALE OF 0 TO 1,000 TOPS--WHERE SIGNIFICANT INTEGRITY STARTS AT 300
AVERAGE OPERATING EFFICIENCY--YEAR-TO-DATE 7-13-09
LCMC U. S. CONGREGATIONS
WORD ALONE HEADQUARTERS
ELCA U.S. CONGREGATIONS
ELCA U. S. SYNODS
ELCA HEADQUARTERS IN CHICAGO
ELCA SOCIAL STATEMENT
ELCA MANAGEMENT OF VOTE ON SOCIAL STATEMENT
Anyone claiming to have better numbers is asked to provide them for evaluation and comparison.
7. Do the following two Iowalive charts concern you? Why doesn’t the ELCA have worship attendance numbers posted for years 2007 and 2008? What is it trying to hide? If you, or anyone, claim to have better numbers, please provide them for evaluation and comparison.
EVIDENCE OF MAJOR SPLIT IN THE ELCA
PROJECTED LCMC GROWTH
PROJECTED ELCA WORSHIP ATTENDANCE DECLINE
As you should expect, this post will also be posted on http://iowalive.net/ .