Memphis – Gay Christian Movement Watch is applauding a Memphis church’s courageous decision to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America over its wicked policy of affirming homosexuality.
Senior Pastor Dr. William E. White and the Lord of Life Lutheran Church decided they could no longer align themselves with leadership which held no regard for biblical truth.
Video courtesy of WREG Memphis.
When Jane Soffos isn’t singing in the choir you might find her singing the praises of her church’s latest decision. Lord of Life Lutheran Church voted to leave its denomination.
Members say the national body strayed from traditional worship when it started blessing gay clergy and same-sex relationships.
“We think the ELCA is not being biblical and we want to stay in accordance with our beliefs in the Bible, explained Soffos. “The scriptures are really clear that the only proper arena for sexual relations is one man and one woman in the bonds of marriage,” said church pastor Dr. William White.
Members of the 500-person East Memphis congregation voted a second time, Sunday, to leave the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or ELCA. They’re joining hands with the more moderate or conservative National Association of Lutheran Church.
“We felt like the movement of the denomination we were apart of was moving farther and farther away from what it meant to be a confessional Lutheran and it was undermining the authority of the word of God,” said White.
There are more than 10,000 ELCA congregations nationwide Since 2009 when the national body changed its stance, 374 congregations have voted to leave. 70 new congregations have been approved .
“It’s a theological issue,” explained Dr. White. There’s a difference between theology and civil rights.”
Pastor White and his congregations say the vote was about being faithful to their Christian beliefs.
Predictably, the anti-truth spin masters dropped the oft repeated who Jesus “hung out with” lie.
The head of the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community looked at it like this. ” The same people they’re trying to run from are the ones that Jesus would have hung out with and flocked to.”
Please add Dr. White and his congregation to your prayers and support especially if you live in the Memphis area.