Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's Now Their Turn

In case you haven't heard, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is meeting in Minneapolis and will be considering a proposal to allow clergy who are LGBT and in a domestic partnership or married to serve. You can keep abreast of what's happening by visiting the Goodsoil blog.

One of the big items on their first day of hashing out this proposal, the Statement on Human Sexuality, which is comprised of four parts. There was an attempt to require a super-majority to adopt this change allowing for partnered LGBT clergy to serve. That was defeated. There was another attempt to apparently break out the four different resolutions and make them dependent on one another. In other words, if one resolution failed, then that would be the end discussion of all of them. That also failed. And so, let the games begin.

Prayers ascending to all who are meeting in Minneapolis.

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