The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Bishop appeals to Obama

ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson congratulated President-elect Barack Obama on his election and appealed to him to establish priorities for his administration.

In a Nov. 5 public statement, Hanson asked Obama to assist low-income people in the current economic crisis, restore U.S. credibility abroad and promote alternative energy research, immigration reform and renewed peace efforts between Palestinians and Israelis.

Hanson also expressed gratitude to U.S. Sen. John McCain for “his continuing commitment to public service.”




Posted at 10:25 pm (U.S. Eastern) 3/17/2009

I am very disappointed. In his letter to President Obama, the Bishop neglected to mention the need to stop the killing of innocent children in this country through abortion. If the church doesn't stand up for these innocent Human Beings, who will? Maybe the ELCA should spend less time discussing whether or not to support homosexual clergy and more time reaching out to women who feel they have no other alternative than to have an abortion.

In Christ,

Chris Cloutier - Mounds View

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