The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Investigation sought

ELCA Presiding Bishop and Lutheran World Federation President Mark S. Hanson called for "a full international and independent investigation" into the deaths of nine activists killed May 31 when Israeli military forces intercepted ships bringing aid to Gaza.

Hanson said the blockade of Gaza "must be fully lifted, in accordance with U.N. Security Council Resolution 1860," and that the incident is "an example of how proportionality is an ongoing concern related to Israeli military action against civilians, both Palestinians and internationals."

The BBC reported that activists said Israeli troops came on board shooting, while Israel said its soldiers acted in self-defense.


Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller

Posted at 6:09 pm (U.S. Eastern) 6/24/2010

Why is the ELCA bishop supporting terrorists?  Israel is blockading ships against weapons and materials of war coming in.  They ARE defending themselves.  These "activists" intentionally created a confrontation with Israel that would gain them sympathy on the world stage.  That is Hamas strategy!  The same way they use women and children as human shields and then wail about them getting killed.

God says to Israel, "And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse."  Gen. 12:3

The ELCA bishop AND our president, better think about which side they are on.

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