I heard on my local talk radio tonight that Michelle Bachmann will be running for President this time around. Sarah Palin will also probably throw her head-covering in the ring as well. Bachmann was at one point an active member of a WELS congregation, but according to this site, she has left the WELS
to be something a little less “denominational”. Apparently the teachings of the WELS (and Lutheranism for that matter) about the Antichrist being the pope were not in line with her beliefs. UPDATE: According to her former parish, she has indeed been released from her membership, so she is no longer associated with the WELS (other than a former member). The reasons for her release were not stated, so we will leave it at that.
For those of us who are in the LCMS, Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona should be noted as being a member of a LCMS congregation.
Women in positions of authority in government – good idea or not?
Feel free to comment on your opinions and also beliefs…
Anyone have some Lutheran statements on the matter? Bible passages? Confessions passages?