Friday, August 21, 2009

Lutherans start last debate on gay clergy proposal

Associated Press Report
Opponents made a last stand Friday against a proposal to allow sexually active gays and lesbians in committed relationships to serve as clergy in the largest Lutheran denomination in the U.S.
Gays and lesbians
are currently allowed to serve as Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ministers only if they remain celibate.

Click here to read the rest via USA Today via AP
AP Photo above- Evangelical Lutheran Church of America voting members, from left, Orinda Hawkins-Brinkley, Diane Yeager. Marj Ellis and Steven Schnittke, along with other members of the ELCA, stop for a moment of prayer Friday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. More than 1,000 members debated and voted on whether to allow gay and lesbian clergy to serve while be in committed same-sex relationships

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