Now elements of the ELCA are dissing other Christian traditions, too

We've known for some time that the ELCA has no respect for the Lutheran theological tradition, or for that matter for the Great Tradition which has defined orthodox Christianity through the ages.

But a great many ELCAns who really ought to know better try to justify their failure to stand up for the authentic Gospel by unashamedly placing the institution ahead of the Word of God and, in many cases, their own ordination oaths. So at least it always seemed safe to assume that such ELCA ecclesiolators would respect the authority of the hierarchy of other denominations. This might especially be expected given the ecumania which has virtually defined that nominally Lutheran body.

But apparently this is not the case when it comes to the right of the Roman Catholic church to define and deliniate its own presbyteriate.