The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Group: 'No' to same-sex unions

230 attendees of a Kansas City conference issue statement of conviction

More than 200 Lutherans opposed to blessing same-sex unions and ordaining noncelibate homosexuals say the ELCA doesn't listen to them. They gathered at Ruskin Heights Lutheran Church in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 24-26 to make their voices heard.

Attendees at the “Conference on Christian Sexuality,” sponsored by the American Lutheran Publicity Bureau polished an 81-line "Pastoral Statement of Conviction and Concern" outlining their position and expressing reservations about continued involvement with the denomination should the church approve same sex unions and ordination of non-celibate gays and lesbians at its 2005 Churchwide Assembly.

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