View Full Version : The Splitting Continues

07-17-2013, 11:46 AM
When the ELCA was formed in 1988 they had 5.2 million members, but they are now down to only 4 million members–a staggering loss of over 1.2 million members, or 23% of their membership. They have also lost 1,500, or 13%, of their congregations, from approximately 11,000 to 9,500. As they "celebrate" this year the 25th anniversary of the ELCA, the fact is that during that time they have lost more members and congregations than make up many entire denominations.

Of these losses, over 500,000 members and 1,000 congregations have left the ELCA in just the last four years, triggered by their endorsement of homosexuality beginning in 2009. This is actually the biggest denominational split in American church history, and is directly attributable to that decision.


shocked...shocked, I say

07-17-2013, 04:42 PM
What other people do in their bedrooms..... more important than God.....

"I like the idea of eternal salvation and going to a better place when I die, but I don't like thinking about two guys having sex.... I'll just..... CHANGE MY ENTIRE BELIEF SYSTEM"