First Vice-President Diekelman – Wheatridge Ministries

Wheatridge Ministries, during 2004-2005, awarded three grants totaling $115,000 to ELCA Institutions publicly committed to the Homosexual Agenda.The grant awarded in May, 2004, to Central City Lutheran Mission, resulted in that congregation being expelled from the ELCA in December, 2004. That’s undoubtedly a new First for Wheatridge Ministries and the LCMS 1st Vice-President, William Diekelman, who served as Chairperson of its Board of Directors.

July 11, 2007

Dear Delegates,

In February , 2004, my brother, Professor Charles Ford wrote a study and a short letter to the LCMS Presidium concerning how LCMS RSO’s like Wheatridge Ministries, have spent over $100,000 to fund training projects of Crossroads Ministry, an institution lead by ELCA homosexual agenda advocates. Rev. Charles Mueller Jr. was a member of the Northern Illinois District Board of Directors which voted to authorize a project.

The founder, and then director of Crossroads Ministry, Rev. Joseph Barndt, mocks God’s great act of liberating Israel from Egypt, accuses all Whites in America of benefiting from racism , promotes the homosexual Agenda, and is a member of the Network for Inclusive Vision

Charles’ letter concluded that “the Presidium of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod should adopt a policy which directs all of its districts, congregations, pastors, recognized service organizations (RSOs), auxiliaries, and other affiliates to cease all cooperatives efforts with people are rostered in the Network for Inclusive Vision and, indeed, in all open homosexual advocacy groups which are evolving in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.”

This good advice was totally ignored; let’s look at the result.

On May 10, 2004, Wheatridge Ministries announced that it had awarded $35,000 for the Community Health Accountability Project at Central City Lutheran Mission. This funded a “liaison” for the CCLM Wellness Center, Rev. Jenny Mason, a lesbian who had a “partner” and had been removed from the ELCA’s clergy roster in 2001. Within 6 months, the ELCA removed CCLM from its roster.

In May, 2005, Wheatridge Ministries announced a $40,000 grant to Bridge of Peace Community Church an ELCA Church in Camden NJ, which has the gay agenda on its web site and is on the roster of “Gay Friendly Churches in New Jersey.”

Another $40,000 Wheatridge grant went to Lutheran Church of the Cross, in Berkeley, Ca. which has links to two Homosexual advocacy groups on its web site. The Lutheran Volunteer Corp and East Bay Lutheran Parish, a project of the Lutheran Lesbian and Gay movement (LLGM).

No prior 1st Vice President of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod has conducted his office in this way.

It may be accurate to describe Rev. William Diekelman as “ablaze”, but what is he ablaze for?

Note: Please forward this email to your circuit’s lay delegate. THANK YOU

Dan Ford

Lay member
St John’s Lutheran Church
Wheaton IL

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