Of course you can’t be pro-adultery and still be accepted as a Christian, but you can be Pro-Choice, i.e. for the killing of babies in the womb, and be accepted as a Christian. In fact Concordia University Texas believes you can be an excellent Christian leader.
That’s what they said August 21, 2009. They gave State Senator Kirk Watson their 2009 Concordia Excellence in Leadership award “which recognizes an outstanding Christian leader.” Watson is a leader all right. NARAL rates him very highly as a leader for abortion rights. They laud him for being the author of pro-choice bills. Let me say that that again. Senator Kirk Watson is lauded by a pro-abortion group for authoring bills that help to kill unborn babies. His voting record is 100% Pro-Choice. http://www.prochoicetexas.org/instate/2009legislativeguide_sen01-02.shtml
A national group recognizes Texas state Senator Kirk Watson for his promotion of baby killing while Concordia University Texas lauds him as an outstanding Christian leader. This mean an institution of higher learning owned by the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod thinks it meet, right, and salutatory to fete, to laud, to honor a staunchly pro-abortion public official.
Remember what happened when President Obama was invited to speak at Notre Dame? Remember how the Catholics protested? Remember how some refused to get their diploma on that stage? Imagine what would have happened had they given President Obama a prestigious award?
When Concordia University gave a Christian leadership award to a man known for leading the way to kill babies, to my knowledge there was not one ruffle or flourish, not one whisper of protest; no students spoke out, no faculty did either. And pastors and lay people alike continue to send their kids to Concordia University Texas. What for? A good Christian education. So they might be trained to be Christian leaders.
When the current president, Dr. Thomas Cedel, took the helm he announced in local papers that Concordia was going to focus on educating Christians not Lutherans. Concordia has successfully transitioned from Lutheran to Christian by dropping the name Lutheran from its name. The transition (perhaps transformation, mutation, or ruin might be better) continues now that they have dropped an award on a pro-choice, pro-abortion, pro-baby killing State senator.
Can you be in favor of killing babies in the womb, and still be a Christian? At Concordia University Texas you can be an outstanding Christian. Everything is bigger in Texas, even our sins.
Good post Pastor Harris! I just wanted to mention that there is a Facebook page entitled “Alumni against a Pro-Choice Concordia University TX” created just 3 hours ago. 10 “fans” as of now. It’s a public page, no facebook account or login required to see it. Here’s the url: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alumni-against-a-Pro-Choice-Concordia-University-TX/111434682221538?v=wall
I am a Concordia 04 alumni and I am completely against this and am appalled by Concordia’s actions. I just found out about this today, living outside the state I don’t get a lot of news, but I plan on writing President Cedel to express my outrage and my concern. How can we expect to raise up Christian leaders, a goal of Concordia, if we are not even being examples to our students.