Now that the Episcopal Church has confirmed the election of a gay diocesan bishop, I'm curious what effect this will have on Called to Common Mission, our full-communion agreement with that church. Will the ELCA, which disallows a noncelibate homosexual serving as a parish pastor, allow a noncelibate Episcopal bishop to participate in the laying on of hands in the ordination ceremony? I think the time has arrived to reconsider CCM.
What does this do to our full-communion understanding with the Episcopalians? How does this affect our current sexuality study?
The rest of this article is only available to subscribers.
© 2013 Augsburg Fortress, Publishers