Lutheran Church Abolishes Antigay Policies

  • metta

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    Apr 21, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    Lutheran Church Abolishes Antigay Policies

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/04/21/Lutheran_Church_Abolishes_Antigay_Policies/
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    Apr 21, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    metta8 saidLutheran Church Abolishes Antigay Policies

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/04/21/Lutheran_Church_Abolishes_Antigay_Policies/

    Be aware that the Lutheran Church in the US has 2 main branches: ELCA, which is cited in the article, and the Missouri Synod. The Synod is much more conservative than ELCA, and has not, to my knowledge, changed its antigay policies, that remain in place.

    Therefore, it is not accurate to imply that the entire Lutheran Church in the US has abolished antigay policies.
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    Apr 21, 2010 6:40 PM GMT
    The largest Lutheran Church in the US is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). But although in convention, the delegates voted that members and clergy may be openly gay, many churches in the ELCA are opposed to this and I heard that many churches are going to break away from the ELCA.
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    Apr 21, 2010 6:58 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    metta8 saidLutheran Church Abolishes Antigay Policies

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/04/21/Lutheran_Church_Abolishes_Antigay_Policies/

    Be aware that the Lutheran Church in the US has 2 main branches: ELCA, which is cited in the article, and the Missouri Synod. The Synod is much more conservative than ELCA, and has not, to my knowledge, changed its antigay policies, that remain in place.

    Therefore, it is not accurate to imply that the entire Lutheran Church in the US has abolished antigay policies.


    i agree, but it's a huge step in the right direction, don't you think? I was raised as a lutheran (ELCA) and was very happy to hear this news. and i'm certainly not surprised that the missouri synod still has it's head up it's ass. but for a conservative religious organization (albeit the less conservative branch of it) to make policy with this sort of ease, considering the number of people i know personally who don't necessarily agree, made my day. thanks for posting this!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 21, 2010 8:34 PM GMT
    This is outstanding news, probably there is positive hope for Christianity to be free from the shackles of primitive minded right wingers. However this is just one major step in the right direction. There are going to have to be several more positive steps like this throughout the Christian religious faith and this is going to take years.
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    Apr 21, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    The religion of my forefathers. icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 21, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
    The Wisconsin Synod will not go for this.
  • thatonedude21

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    Apr 22, 2010 12:05 AM GMT
    I think my HS was ELCA.. and they are one of the reasons I was a HUGE closet case... so this is definitely a step in the right direction, even if it's impact is minimal
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    Apr 22, 2010 12:26 AM GMT
    This thread makes me happy. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 22, 2010 5:34 AM GMT
    Agreed this is great news, its good to know that religion is coming to its senses haha.