Quote from: Charles Austin on June 28, 2023, 12:49:47 PMPastor Preus writes:
As far as including homosexuals among oppressed people, there are strong biblical, historical, and cultural arguments in favor of civil laws prohibiting sodomy and other behaviors common among homosexuals. If DEI meant recognizing that black people have been mistreated over the years and we should be careful not to discriminate against them, I would be all for it. If it favors social acceptance of homosexuality, transsexuality, and other perversions, I oppose it.
In another thread someone said the existence of a silly juvenile "creed" in one ELCA congregation was reason enough not to fellowship with us.
I might contend (although I would be sad about it) that statements like this mean we should have nothing to do with the LCMS. .
From my vantage point, while debate would arise about what specific laws should or should not be passed, the overall content of Pr. Preus' comment is spot on. Skepticism regarding CRT as a system; general agreement with DEI in regards to race; but rejection of it in regards to things like gender and sexuality.
Depending on how it was crafted, I would be willing to bet that 80 to 90% of current LCMS pastors and congregations would agree with such a statement. Maybe more.