Friday, August 21, 2009

ELCA Approves Gay Clergy

Here's what was passed:

RESOLVED, that the ELCA commit itself to finding a way for people in such publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous, same-gender relationships to serve as rostered leaders of this church.
Vote was 559 yes, 451 no.

They did it! They really did it! Praise God!

The UCC, TEC and now the ELCA are united on this matter.

May the Methodists be next!


UPDATE: Resolution Four, which "proposes the specifics of how this church can move toward change in a way that respects the bound consciences of all" was also approved, 667 to 307.

Caminante offer us some quotes and commentary drawn from the live feed of the Assembly.

The news release regarding this historic day can be found here.

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