Topics :: Lutheran Church
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By Jim Salter | Tuesday Oct 8, 2013
The 2.3-million-member Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is allowing its 6,200 individual congregations to decide for themselves whether to sponsor troops with the Boy Scouts of America.
Thursday Aug 15, 2013
The nation’s largest Lutheran group elected its first woman as presiding bishop on Wednesday.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Jul 28, 2010
Last August, the Lutheran Church voted to accept non-celibate, partnered gay and lesbian people of faith into the ranks of its clergy. Now the church is following through: seven gay and lesbian pastors were officially anointed in a July 25 ceremony in San Francisco.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Jul 9, 2010
An Auburn, Indiana Lutheran church has decided to split from the mainstream faith rather than see committed gay and lesbian people of faith allowed to serve as clergy.
By Kate Brumback | Wednesday May 5, 2010
A gay Atlanta pastor and his partner who have been at the center of a battle over the treatment of gay clergy by the nation’s largest Lutheran denomination are being reinstated to the denomination’s clergy roster, church officials announced Tuesday.
By Patrick Condon | Thursday Feb 25, 2010
Several hundred congregations are moving toward a permanent split with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America over the question of gay clergy.
By Patrick Condon | Thursday Nov 19, 2009
A decision by the country’s largest Lutheran denomination to allow gay pastors to serve as clergy is leading a conservative opposition group to try to form an alternate Lutheran church body.
By Kilian Melloy | Wednesday Oct 28, 2009
Catholic and Orthodox representatives have given voice to their "sadness" that Lutheran gay and lesbian families are being treated with equality by their faith.
By Ken Kusmer | Monday Sep 28, 2009
Conservative members of the nation’s largest Lutheran denomination say they will decide in a year whether to remain or split off after the church liberalized its stance on gay clergy.
By Ken Kusmer | Sunday Sep 27, 2009
Conservative members of the nation’s largest Lutheran denomination voted Saturday to spend the next 12 months deciding whether to split from the church after it liberalized its stance on gay clergy.
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