Lutheran pastor says Christians’ attitude towards sex ruins lives

Lutheran pastor says Christians’ attitude towards sex ruins lives November 7, 2018

Reverend Nadia Bolz-Weber, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has a book coming out next January, entitled Shameless: the Sexual Reformation.

In a recent interview with Out in Jersey, she said that the book will be:

Calling out harm that’s been done to people as a result of what the church has taught them about sex, body, and gender. You can draw a straight fucking line from what people were told in church and the harm in their lives. The book explores that.

I’m also instigating an art project where women mail me their purity rings. They’ll be melted into a sculpture of a vagina.

The interview was picked up yesterday by LifeSite‘s pet “ex-gay” writer Doug Mainwaring, who homed in on Bolz-Weber’s defence of “ethically sourced” porn:

I refused to pick the low-hanging ‘Moral Outrage Fruit’ of Liberals and Conservatives about porn. Now, there are issues of justice and exploitation within the porn industry, no question, but it doesn’t mean consumption of pornography should be shamed. There is ethically sourced porn.

Mainwaring then directed his readers to Exposing the ELCA, a website which is critical of the teachings and pastoral practices of the Lutheran sub-denomination.

This is what that Dan Skogen, a former ELCA seminary student who is “fed up with the ELCA’s consistent mockery of God’s Word” wrote on the site .

Nadia Bolz-Weber is a major leader in the ELCA, and she is telling people that it is okay to view pornography. That, of course, is against Scripture. God tells us, and in the words of Jesus, ‘But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. – Matthew 5:28

This is what the ELCA has become.

Many ELCA leaders, members and unchurched people fawn over Rev. Bolz-Weber. She was even picked to speak to 31,000 ELCA teenagers at last summer’s ELCA youth gathering despite the high volume of heretical statements she has made in the past.

He then highlighted several of of Bolz-Weber’s quotes, including these:

• The Bible’s not clear about shit! 

• If the teachings of the church are harming people, then we need to rethink those teachings.

Skogen concluded:

The last two quotes are a good description of what the ELCA believes about God’s Word. This is false teaching and people need to get out from under their leadership. If you will not do it in honor of God, do it for your children.

And things are even going to get worse. With the approaching release of Nadia’s new book, you can be assured that this is just the beginning of troubling and Bible-defying teaching ELCA leaders and members will consume.  

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