Jo Hollingsworth, an admittedly left-leaning member of Hope Lutheran Church in Fostoria, Ohio, supports ELCA's decisions on sexuality issues. She finds her decision strengthened by her first-ever reading of the Bible from cover to cover in just more than a month's time.
"In a book this extensive — more than 700 pages — of course the writers contradict themselves. They say gays are anathema, but they say divorce is anathema too," said Hollingsworth, a lifelong Lutheran. She picked up on another theme as well: "You'd better be careful before you go around condemning people, saying that they are wrong."
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