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ELCA eases limits on gay clergy

By: J. Shane Mercer

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America made history Friday, voting to open its clergy rosters to non-celibate gays and resolving to find ways for congregations to “recognize” and “support” homosexual relationships.

The resolution opening the clergy to people in “lifelong, monogamous, same-gender relationships” passed 559-451, while the assembly passed the resolution on recognizing and supporting life-long monogamous gay relationships 619-402.

Resolutions also passed on how to implement the clergy changes and on the character with which the denomination would deal with the issue.

Read the original article at: Inforum

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