Concordia Portland continues doing its thing…

The rainbow colors really help make the point!

They now have a Gender & Sexuality Resource Center.  These kinds of things have been going on at Portland for around a decade or more.

Their mission is this:

The mission of the GSRC, rooted in Christ’s call to love, is to be an affirming, empowering, and supportive space for Concordia students.

“And now I give you a new commandment: love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” -John 13:34

Here is the link to their site so that you can see for yourself.


This is the only commentary needed for this:

Large Catechism, Ten Commandments, paragraph 54-57 (one the Second Commandment):

But, the greatest abuse occurs in spiritual matters, which pertain to the conscience, when false preachers rise up and offer their lying vanities as God’s Word.

Behold, all this is decking one’s self out with God’s name, or making a pretty show, or claiming to be right, whether it occur in gross, worldly business or in sublime, subtle matters of faith and doctrine. And among liars belong also blasphemers, not alone the very gross, well known to everyone, who disgrace God’s name without fear (these are not for us, but for the hangman to discipline); but also those who publicly traduce the truth and God’s Word and consign it to the devil. Of this there is no need now to speak further.

Here, then, let us learn and take to heart the great importance of this commandment, that with all diligence we may guard against and dread every misuse of the holy name, as the greatest sin that can be outwardly committed. For to lie and deceive is in itself a great sin, but is greatly aggravated when we attempt to justify it, and seek to confirm it by invoking the name of God and using it as a cloak for shame, so that from a single lie a double lie, nay, manifold lies, result.

For this reason, too, God has added a solemn threat to this commandment, to wit: For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain. That is: It shall not be condoned to any one nor pass unpunished. For as little as He will leave it unavenged if any one turn his heart from Him, as little will He suffer His name to be employed for dressing up a lie. 



President of Concordia University, Portland:

Phone: (503) 280-8509

Email:  [email protected]


District President of Northwest District, LCMS:

Phone: (503) 288-8383, Ext #117

Email: [email protected]


President of the LCMS:

Phone: (314) 996-1402

Email: [email protected]


About Pastor Joshua Scheer

Pastor Joshua Scheer is the Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is also the Editor-in-chief of Brothers of John the Steadfast. He oversees all of the work done by Steadfast Lutherans. He is a regular host of Concord Matters on KFUO. Pastor Scheer and his lovely wife Holly (who writes and manages the Katie Luther Sisters) have four children and enjoy living in Wyoming.


Concordia Portland continues doing its thing… — 4 Comments

  1. Good, I am glad one Concordia is taking positive steps. And I see not one thing on their own site that supports same sex marriage etc, though I am sure some of the linked sites do – however, there are very few resources for suicidal LGBT kids that don’t support issues like same sex marriage since the Church has never bothered to develop them. Got to go with what’s available.

    Not directly related but pertinent:

  2. One can tell who has a living faith or not by the fruits produced by the good tree or rotten fruit produced by a diseased tree. We know how to recognize such a bad tree when we want and need fruit for our bodies but when it comes to our souls we are so ignorant or purposely ignore what is so plain.

    You cannot have a living faith when doing these things and expect these souls to go up to heaven but rather downwards to the abyss of darkness when on earth you live in darkness by agreeing with things that had Sodom and Gomorrah and all the “Dead Sea” and the surrounding country totally annihilated.

    This type of immorality is so plain it makes you sick just to consider it.

  3. This is very sad but also not a suprise. It was my understanding that there was an agreement reached, by which Concordia Portland would be ending it’s association with the LCMS. Is that not true? if so this is still unfortunate but the truth is that Concordia Portland stopped being a Confessional Lutheran Institution long ago.

  4. My question to you pastor is if you would allow a female that is attracted to the same sex but does not lust after other females or engage in sexual activities with them take communion.

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