Posted: Aug. 14, 2019
Good news: The country's largest Lutheran denomination, the ELCA, just became the first U.S. denomination to declare itself a "sanctuary church body"!
Bad news: They're already under attack from Fox News and the religious right.
On August 8, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) took a bold stance in response to President Trump's inhumane border policies. Not only did its Churchwide Assembly declare its support for migrants and refugees, hundreds of leaders marched on an ICE office for a prayer vigil.
This is truly the Gospel in action -- but the religious right wasted no time in pouncing. Appearing on Fox & Friends, Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress (a top Donald Trump adviser) accused the ELCA of "breaking the law." He even twisted Scripture into the dangerous nationalist claim that "to resist government is to resist God himself."
We can't let Donald Trump's favorite pastors scare pro-immigrant churches into submission. Let's show that Christians welcome the stranger and love our neighbors, and that we want the media to stop twisting Scripture!
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