Ephesians 2.8-10

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God -- not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.


New Revised Standard Version


ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson Tells Young People 'It Gets Better'

His response to recent incidents of bullying.


October 29, 2010 02:40 PM Age: 8 yrs
Category: Ascension Lutheran Church, Church Youth

The Rev. Mark S. Hanson, the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) offered reassurance to young people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, saying, "You are a beloved child of God", in a video essay posted on You Tube.

"It Gets Better" is a project launched in response to the recent suicides of young people who had been bullied by other children simply because they were perceived to be "different".  More than 3,000 video essays have been contributed to "It Gets Better."  Last week, President Obama contributed a video to the project.

Click here to see Bishop Hanson's video.