Friday, February 20, 2009

Lutherans To Allow Homosexual Clergy

The nation's largest Lutheran denomination will consider allowing individual congregations to choose whether to allow homosexuals in committed relationships to serve as clergy, a thinly veiled attempt to placate liberals in the Church at the expense of Biblical teaching. In an attempt to avoid the sort of infighting that has threatened to tear other churches apart, they will likely make matters worse.

A task force of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recommended that course Thursday in a long-awaited report on ministry standards. The panel, however, said the church needs to clarify a number of questions before overhauling its homosexual clergy policy.

"At this point, there is no consensus in the church," said the Rev. Peter Strommen of Prior Lake, Minn., chairman of the 15-member task force on sexuality. "The question ends up being, 'How are we going to live together in that absence of consensus?'

Apparently for these Lutherans, scriptural authority has now taken a back seat to political correctness.


Z February 21, 2009 at 2:07 PM  

Yes, that's ELCA..
The Missouri or Wisconsin Synods do NOT even come CLOSE to agreeing with this and the LATimes headline "LUTHERANS...Homosexual .." etc was VERY upsetting to us.

Actually, the Missouri and Wisconsins are considering dropping Luther's name (using something other than LUTHERAN) so they won't be associated with the nonBiblical, ridiculously permissive and unfundamental teachings of ELCA, NONE OF WHICH MARTIN LUTHER would have EVER agreed with. Sad, isn't it?

And, by the way, if I knew my pastor was a homosexual who NEVER acted on his urges, I'd totally support him. We all have sin. We all don't act upon it.
Plenty of people are celibate...that's no sin, either.

Anonymous,  February 22, 2009 at 6:02 PM  

It seems they are heading in the wrong direction for sure.

Red February 23, 2009 at 2:34 PM  

Love the sinner, not the sin.

a red voice February 23, 2009 at 3:24 PM  

It is truly sad. Sad that the church is changing morality and spiritual teaching in the bible to be politically correct. Where the truth in religion going??
I couldn't agree with Red more, we love the sinner, not the sin.
Christ loved the sinner, not the sin. He forgave the adulterous woman who was condemn to be stoned to death. However, he told her he didn't condemn her, but to go and sin no more. He didn't change God's law and tell her to do whatever she wanted or whatever made her feel good. He told her to go and sin no more. Churches need to stand for truth, not change God's law to make everyone feel good.

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