The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


California church calls noncelibate gay

Members of University Lutheran Chapel, Berkeley, Calif., voted unanimously on Sept. 19 to extend a call to Jeff Johnson.

A 1988 graduate of Pacific Lutheran Seminary, Berkeley, Johnson, who is gay, was ineligible for ordination in the ELCA because he would not promise to be celibate.

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