Lutherans (ELCA) adopt more open view on homosexuality

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Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
– Leaders of the country’s largest Lutheran denomination have moved toward a more welcoming view of homosexuality.

Delegates of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, meeting in Minneapolis, approved a “social statement on human sexuality” that acknowledges differing views on homosexuality. It says the ELCA is strong enough to accommodate such differences.

Shortly before the vote, strong winds toppled trees outside the convention center and damaged the steeple of a Lutheran church next door, prompting a speaker at the convention to quip, “We trust that the weather is not a commentary on our work.”To continue, click here.