Brotherly Love, Homosexuality in the Lutheran Church

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Lutherans continue the slow fight for gay equality in America’s churches.

America’s moderate, “mainline” Protestant churches, such as the ELCA, Episcopal, Presbyterian and United Methodist denominations, have grappled with homosexuality for more than three decades, explains Wendy Cadge of Brandeis University. The Episcopal church has seen the most turmoil. Since a gay bishop was consecrated in 2003, a few dioceses and many parishes have abandoned the church. But the march towards gay equality continues, slowly. In July the Episcopal church affirmed that all ordained positions are now open to gays.

See also Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori On Homosexuality

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One Response to “Brotherly Love, Homosexuality in the Lutheran Church”

  1. A Free Spirit Says:

    I just read an article on CNN.com regarding unity in the Catholic Church without cultural uniformity (i.e., as Anglican congregations join while retaining their rites). The Catholic Church views this “homecoming” as the work of the Holy Spirit. I then wrote a post about the relationship of unity and doctrinal uniformity. In general terms, does unity require uniformity?

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