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ELCA to allow ordination of those in same-sex relationships

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.

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