It is a joy to see justice finally being practiced. I applaud the ELCA for being willing to take an affirming stand and reinstating these two men. Within a year's time both the ELCA and the Episcopal church have made it an official policy to be affirming. The ELCA is the largest church body in the US to date to support gay rights. More denominations will follow.
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