Yesterday it was brought to light that there is trouble stirring up at Concordia University in Chicago. The issue can be seen on this link that the Psychology Department at CUC is possibly allowing students to complete an internship with Planned Parenthood (at least they did allow it in 2012). The description of Planned Parenthood is found on the site as:
“PPIL is a respected leader in educating Illinoisans about sexual and reproductive health. We deliver age appropriate, comprehensive and medically accurate information that empowers women, men, teens, and families to make informed choices and lead healthy lives. PPIL is proud of its vital role in providing young people with honest sexuality and relationship information in classrooms, in communities,and online.”
Nothing is said about abortion, birth control, or the eugenic ideology that is at the foundation of Planned Parenthood. It would be easy at a time like this to condemn the entire university, or try to point fingers and accuse certain parties of the wrongdoing. However, this is not beneficial, nor is it in keeping with the 8th commandment. What we as a Church need to do right now is pray for the faithful Lutheran confessors at CUC – that they will see this information and act in accordance with their calling. Please pray for the Theology Faculty and for all those at CUC who are opposed to this curriculum. In addition, please be prudent and call the University if you have questions. Is Planned Parenthood a wicked organization that destroys life? Yes, it is. That is not the argument here. The issue is that this is stopped and faithful proclamation takes place. Let’s follow the 8th commandment and seek concord in this matter and pray for the guidance of Sacred Scripture.
Stay tuned to Steadfast Lutherans as we will try to cover this as it unfolds further.