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    The ELCA is a very moderate to liberal denomination that ordains women and partnered LGBTs.

    The LCMS is a nearly fundamentalist denomination that does not ordain women and was founded on a belief in Calvin's predestination doctrine.

    The WELS (Wisconsin) is a very fundamentalist denomination and was Michele Bachmann's church until two years ago.

    The NALC is made up of former ELCA churches who broke off simply either because of the 2009 vote in favor of ordaining gay clergy or because of the 2001 vote for communion with Episcopalians.

    •  I would also like to point out that the ELCA (0+ / 0-)

      is in full communion with the Episcopal Church. I also have served two ELCA parishes as a sacred musician. And enjoyed it very much.

      What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

      by commonmass on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 03:27:51 PM PST

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