I urge anyone genuinely interested in what has been going on in Minneapolis this week to listen to the closing remarks of the presiding bishop of the ELCA, Mark S. Hanson. If you have the time, try listening to his remarks at the news conference that followed the day's deliberations. They can be found
There is a place for the GLBT community in the church and it is growing. I understand that for some it is not easy to listen to those who counsel active patience. I was encouraged by Bishop Hanson's plea to be in dialog with those who differ with us. It helps them to know who we really are and to learn to embrace us. At the same time we need to thank those who have worked so hard against rejection in the past for what they have accomplished this day.
baumgrenze, an evangelical PFLAG dad