ELCA forces closure of another congregation and seizes its property
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The church was kind of stooopid for telling the ELCA synodical officials their plans to leave the ELCA before consulting a lawyer and doing preparatory work first:
But when they told the synod of their plans last month – which included paying the ELCA what they owed – synod trustees changed the locks on the new steel doors of the church and thrift store. They froze the church’s bank account. They left two feet of unplowed snow on the steps and driveway. They put pink signs on the church that read: “We’re sorry to announce Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church is no longer worshiping.” And they left the people of Grace feeling as if they had been victims of a modern-day Judas Iscariot.
GJ - Joe Krohn hopes that Missouri and WELS do not get that bad. I understand churches have been stolen before, in various ways. Right now the LCMS is suing the knickers off four older ladies in California, because the district wants to grab the valuable church land, worth millions.
So far, Matt Harrison has done nothing about this disgraceful situation.
I know ELCA pastors on the ALPB Forum are cheering on the jackbooted thugs for man-handling anyone who dissents from the gay agenda. Ah, but when the boot is on the other hoof, it is not so pleasant.
Everyone loses when such Stalinism is allowed in the church - and by the courts.