Wednesday, August 19, 2009

South Dakota Lutheran Pastor gets it right

ELCA Assembly Begins Discussing Proposed Social Statement - News Releases - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America As Lutherans develop a "Social Statement" on yet another single-most-important-issue-of-our-time, a Northern Plains guy steps up:

The Rev. Craig Werting of the South Dakota Synod urged voting members of the assembly not to be swayed by the “many stories on both side of this issue that present emotional appeals.” Anyone who listens cannot help but be moved,” he said, “but emotions themselves do not make an argument. Instead of following the emotion of the day, sometimes we must put feelings aside and do what scripture tells us to do.”

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