Today I spotted this message on the neighborhood ELCA den of ill taste:
IT'S A TREAT, NOT A TRICK: GOD LOVES YOU!
Wow. A supposedly Lutheran church... celebrating Hallowe'en! Are they totally unaware that October 31 is Reformation Day? It's even a Sunday this year, so there's absolutely no excuse for any Protestant, let alone Lutheran, church not to commemorate Martin Luther's posting of the Ninety-Five Theses in 1517. Or could the words "Lutheran Church" be their Hallowe'en costume?