Paul, MN, and Chicago, IL, synods proposed memorials synod resolutions which would have terminated the ban on the ordination of sexually active gays and lesbians. They weather the challenges of operating systems that are less than perfect. Other denominational leaders and congregants will be glad that they tested the waters first. We have a part of our congregations that is starving spiritually. The formal relationship will mean some greater visibility for Lutherans Concerned.
Forty applicants were considered by the call committee which made its recommendation.
Skip to main content. Paul's live-and-let-live tolerance of it. Women have been ordained in the church since its founding inand were ordained in the Lutheran churches that formed the ELCA beginning in The Church of Finland does, however, allow priests to pray for same-sex couples, as of October
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