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Thoughts on openly gay clergy?

MINNEAPOLIS – Leaders of the nation's largest Lutheran church voted Friday to allow sexually active gays and lesbians in committed relationships to serve as clergy.

Gays and lesbians are currently allowed to serve as ministers in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America only if they remain celibate. The proposal to change that passed with 68 percent approval.

At 4.7 million members and about 10,000 congregations in the United States, the ELCA is one of the largest U.S. Christian denominations yet to take a more gay-friendly stance on clergy.

The final decision on whether to hire gay clergy in committed relationships will lie with individual congregations.

Some critics of the proposal have predicted its passage could cause individual congregations to split off from the ELCA, as has been the case with other Christian denominations, including the Episcopal Church.

 
sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:28 PM on Aug. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What people do with their naked time is between them and God.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:33 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_lutherans_gays;_ylt=AnKiHrDwMd0Ore_1kcMF2shH2ocA;_ylu=X3oDMTJrY2EzZXZ2BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMDkwODIxL3VzX2x1dGhlcmFuc19nYXlzBGNwb3MDNgRwb3MDNgRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXMEc2xrA2x1dGhlcmFuc3RvYQ--

    I don't know much about Lutherns, but thought this is an interesting topic
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:29 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • slapMy thought GET OVER IT! IM SO SICK OF PEOPLE AND THEIR 'THOUGHTS' FUCK OFF ALREADY!!!!!!!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:30 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • I guess if the church is okay with it then why not?
    neveragain17

    Answer by neveragain17 at 8:31 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • I was under the impression that our thoughts are why we're here.
    LolaCherryCola

    Answer by LolaCherryCola at 8:33 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • I support freedom of religion and each religion's choice to run their own faith however the heck they want.

    That being said, I do find it a little ironic when it's something the religion openly preaches against (though I'm not Lutheran, so I don't know what their official stance is these days).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:33 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • There are plenty of openly gay Catholic Priests I have met in my lifetime!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:33 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • There are plenty of openly gay Catholic Priests I have met in my lifetime!


    Yes, but they aren't allowed to date or do it! lol

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:38 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • Lola, they only want people with THEIR thoughts! LOL
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:39 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • I attended a church with an openly lesbian minister. Many of those in the fellowship are gay/lesbian. I'm all for it.
    frogdawg

    Answer by frogdawg at 8:46 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

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