I had mentioned earlier in the thread about the Episcopal General Convention that I thought the ELCA would soon follow in opening their doors fully to LGBT individuals. I hadn't expected it this soon, however. It is great news.
And whereas people often think of Episcopalians as far left liberals, the Lutherans are generally regarded as more conservative. It is good to see the grace of God extended to all people in both denominations. And it also makes sense since the ELCA and Episcopal churches are in altar and pulpit fellowship with each other.
I did listen to Bishop Hanson's remarks. He used the Bible and applied it to all sides and situations in the discussion, a very Lutheran trait.
Now who will be next...
For I am convinced that neither life nor death...neither the present nor the future nor anything in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
Last edited by Pablo Rafael; 08-22-2009 at 03:14 PM.