Lutherans lift ban on gay clergy

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(UNDATED) After a long and contentious debate, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted Friday (Aug. 21) to drop a ban on partnered gay clergy and committed to let people in same-sex relationships serve as leaders of the church. The ground-breaking decision is a dramatic change for the nation’s largest Lutheran denomination, which previously permitted […]

  • Rev. Philip A. Bolen

    Please, this is not a “Lutheran” decision; the ELCA departed from the Holy Bible and the Lutheran Confessions many years ago. That’s why truly Lutheran synods such as my own Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod(LC-MS), the Wisconsin Evangelical Synod (WELS), and the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) have always refused fellowship with ELCA and reject their unChristian/unBiblical/unLutheran stances on many issues such as abortion, homosexuality, Universalism, Higher-Criticism, and too many others to name.

    I will continue to pray for the wayward members of the ELCA who (unfortunately) share the name “Lutheran.”