Married Lesbian Recruited by Nunes is the Artist for His Recent Book: Meant for More

Above is an illustrated self-portrait by Deaconess Lindsay Fertig-Johnson of Concordia, New York. The verse tattooed on her hand is Isaiah 43:19: “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” The new things God is doing are in and through Christ, the Savior and His redemptive work, rescuing us from sin and satan. He makes sinners new in His righteousness. It does not mean sinners are to engage in new ways of sinning and promoting their sin. The Father reveals Himself, not sinners who desire to remake God in their own twisted image. If God simply accepts and loves everyone, without considering sin, Jesus serves no critical role in salvation. His death shows that God’s wrath over sin is real.
The self-portrait actually makes its way into the book, though without the radical message and Is. 43:19 tattoo. See the image (above right) which is scanned from page 20 of the printed copy of Meant for More.
Concordia Publishing House has refused to comment on Lindsay Fertig-Johnson’s involvement with the illustrations of its recently published book Meant for More by Dr. John Nunes, also the president of Concordia, New York. The Concordia, New York article claiming that she is the illustrator for Nune’s new CPH book was taken down—but no clarification has been given by any of the parties.
Will the LCMS, especially its leadership and CPH, own up to its complacency and promotion of sin? The silence is deafening. —ed.