Friday, August 21, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - This afternoon, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) adopted a resolution to allow for the ordination of those in committed, monogamous, same-sex relationships. The vote was 559 in favour, 451 against.
Lutheran Church–Canada president, Rev. Robert Bugbee responded with a statement prepared Dr. Edward Kettner, professor at Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton.
On Saturday, August 22, the president of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, Rev. Dr. Gerald Kieschnick addressed the ELCA convention. . Here is the text of his message.