Saturday, August 22, 2009
Lutheran group accepts gays in committed relationships into ministry
The New York Times has a story today by Michael Luo and Christina Capecchi, “Lutheran Group eases limits on gay clergy,” link here, an action taken in Minneapolis by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. The group is willing to accept gays and lesbians in committed relationships that are “publicly accountable” according to the laws of the state in which they live (probably that would marriages in states that recognize gay marriage). One wonders about a gay person simply still “single” – does it mean abstinence until (gay) marriage?
Attribution link for picture of Lutheran Brotherhood headquarters in Minneapolis.