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    Just like all gays are not one thing, neither are all Christians.

    ELCA Assembly Opens Ministry to Partnered Gay and Lesbian Lutherans  

    MINNEAPOLIS (ELCA) - The 2009 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted today to open the ministry of the church to gay and lesbian pastors and other professional workers living in committed relationships.

    The ELCA defines marriage as "a lifelong covenant of faithfulness between a man and a woman."  In August 2009, however, the church adopted a social statement on human sexuality that supports a wide diversity of families, including those of same-gender couples. While the ELCA has no official rite for same-gender unions, at its 2009 churchwide assembly it voted to "allow congregations that choose to do so to recognize, support and hold publicly accountable lifelong, monogamous, same-gender relationships."

    .Religious Groups' Official Positions on Same-Sex Marriage

    Pooties and Woozles unite; you have nothing to lose but your leashes!

    by TomP on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 05:41:12 PM PDT

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