The Core of Lutheran CORE: American Civil Religion and White Male Backlash - ELCA: +
" All in all, the core of Lutheran CORE is rotten. One can get more than a whiff of Docetism, Donatism, and Pelagianism — heresies all — in the doctrinal formulations of the various groups represented in the coalition. Lutheran CORE represents, in its demographic and historical contours, a largely white, heterosexual, male backlash against the supposedly evil changes in gender roles, sexual mores, and participatory democracy that marked the 1960s. At the same time, the leaders of the movement also ironically embrace many of the least savory aspects of the sixties rhetoric of adolescent resentment and entitlement"
| "That is how we address the conservatives in ELCA, Brett.|
We have lost 1.5 million members, but we are better for it."
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GJ - The Left won in ELCA - that was predetermined. But they have a need to dance on the graves of the vanquished. Likewise, the winners in Missouri and WELS have the money and power, but members are not easily purchased with foundation and Thrivent money.