Friday, August 03, 2007

Lutherans take up sexuality debate -- again

Lutherans take up sexuality debate -- again (RNS): "The nation's largest Lutheran denomination will again face the divisive issue of sexuality when it considers resolutions on gay clergy and same-sex blessings at its biennial assembly in Chicago next week (Aug. 8-12).

After the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted at its last Churchwide Assembly in 2005 to maintain church rules that ban noncelibate gay and lesbian ministers, many thought the issue would be
tabled until a comprehensive study on sexuality was completed in 2009.

But 22 of the ELCA's 65 regional synods have asked the church to again address standards for gay clergy this year, pushing for change within the 5 million-member denomination.

About half of the 125 proposed resolutions to be debated at the assembly address sexuality, standards and discipline for sexual conduct of clergy and same-sex blessings. 'The battle lines are being drawn,'
said one advocate, while ELCA leaders are pleading for comity amid the contentious debate."


At 4:58 AM , Blogger sattvicwarrior said...

IT baffles me that with all the KILLING TORTURE DECEPTION LIES and general misinformation over the centuries created by the " church", they STILL find time to try and legislate what goes on in the privacy of someone’s bedroom??
talk about CONTROL issues.. wow.
BUT then again when one reads what a hateful and sick deity they call GOD that destroys almost everything he creates as described in that ultimate book of FILTH [ which allows these things to happen, all in the name of god of course] called the bible, its no wonder why control is an issue. .


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