Friday, January 14, 2005

Lutherans Recommend Tolerance on Gay Policy

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/14/national/14lutheran.html

[The New York Times] January 14, 2005--task force of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recommended yesterday that it retain its policy against blessing same-sex unions and ordaining gays, but suggested that sanctions could be avoided for pastors and congregations that chose to do so.

If the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America follows the suggestions of this task force and avoids sanctions against pastors and congregations that bless same sex unions and ordain gays, the ELCA can expect to suffer the same woes as the Episcopal Church USA.

Related article:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-lutheran14jan14,1,5002913.story?coll=la-headlines-nation&ctrack=1&cset=true

"Lutherans Compromise on Gays in the Clergy" - The Los Angelos Times

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/011405/a0114lutheransex.html

"Lutherans split gay issues" - TheJournalNews.com


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