A glimpse at the future is sobering, especially when it includes the female archbishop of the American Archdiocese of the Lutheran Companionship of the Benevolent Deity Spiritual Movement (BDSM). An article by Lars Walker is a wake up call to what lurks before us. The attitudes portrayed belong unfortunately to the present rather than the future. I remember an ELCA pastor who now serves a prestigious congregation in Madison, Wisconsin praising Islam and claiming that Christianity was the cause of all the oppression and poverty and violence in the world. Walker’s satire is barely funny because it is so close to a reality which already exists in ELCA circles. If it is not confronted, demasked, and shown for what it is (apostacy and lunacy rolled into one), the fictitious letter may well be written in the future.
Posted by pomeranus.