ELCA Closer to Adopting Policy Revisions on Gay Ordination

(CHRISTIAN POST) — Leaders in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on Monday approved revisions to ministry policies that would officially accommodate gay and lesbian ministers.

New language in the policies pertaining to ordination makes room in leadership for those in “publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous, same-gender relationships.”

The ELCA Churchwide Assembly, ELCA’s highest legislative body, had directed the wider church body to revise its ministry policies after voting last August to allow noncelibate gays and lesbians to be ordained. The vote has splintered the 4.6 million-member denomination, prompting a number of congregations to sever ties and a group of renewal Lutherans to work on an alternate North American Lutheran body.

via ELCA Closer to Adopting Policy Revisions on Gay Ordination | Christianpost.com.

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