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Created by dipity on Aug 21, 2009
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Part 3! Continuing the dialogue and snarkyness! Have a happy everyday! QR: So do you have sex at all now? CY: See, you can ask any question, cause I will answer anything. It's not censoring, that's good. Um I [incoherent] cause as I read scripture, I see that um sex should be reserved for marriage. Um which I think is a little bit interesting because as we all know [ELCA?] has um passed the ordination of um homosexual gays and lesbians as pastors. But as we read uh the the new regulations for people going into ordination, we see now in a sense two rules one for heterosexuals and one for homosexuals. If you're heterosexual, you must be, if you're in a relationship, you must be married, but if you're homosexual, you don't have to be. QR: If homosexuality, um, if homosexuality is the opposite of holy, then are people who are homosexual not sacred or holy in the eyes of God? CY: Well, th-uh, when I talk about homosexuality, uh, the opposite of homosexuality is holiness, Im not talking about Im talking about um, the uh, the orientation. And and often people cant separate that from person, but as we uh, can see, sexual orientation is something that is studied even uh, you know, in science and psychology that is still developing and we dont really know I mean we have Freud, we have Kinsey who say this is your core identity and you know what? I reject that. I- I do. That is- um, uh, what Kinsey and- and Freud say because um, I- I dont think that this is the correct core identity ...
For churches, gay-marriage divide sharpensDesMoinesRegister.comHousholder posted an eight-page Q&A on the church Web site shortly after the ELCA vote. But he fears a pithy quote in a newspaper article would be taken out ...Second Lutheran church votes to leave ELCAYork Daily RecordArea Lutheran Church Votes To Leave ELCAYankton Daily Pressall 5 news articles »
Letter - ELCA has driftedAlexandria Echo PressELCA approved abortion in health benefits for church staff and families. Lutherans often vote for pro-choice politicians without any regret that they're ...
Letters: All are under constructionSioux Falls Argus Leader... who gathered for the vote that took place at the ELCA assembly in August, talking and debating in prayer - not just the leadership of the denomination. ...and more »
God will provide clarity that will lead to faithful responseAlbert Lea TribuneSome individuals, pastors and congregations have indicated their intention to leave the ELCA. Some have already taken the step of leaving. ...John Smith column 3/20/10: Webcast not dominated by gay clergy discussionReading Eagleall 14 news articles »
ChicagoistWest Manchester church votes to leave ELCAYork Daily RecordTo quit the ELCA, St. Paul Lutheran Church must successfully vote again to leave after 90 days, as required by denominational rules. ...ELCA Moves Toward Acceptance of Openly Gay MinistersChicagoistLetters: Departing from God's wordSioux Falls Argus LeaderDespite disagreement over homosexual priests, Evangelical Lutheran Church in ...Fort Pierce Tribuneall 14 news articles »
Religion Today Summaries - March 15, 2010Crosswalk.comThe proposal only applies to 17 pastors who had followed normal ELCA procedures for education and ordination, but remained barred from the denomination's ...and more »
Lutheran Bishops Prepare to Welcome Gay ClergyBeliefnet.com (blog)The proposal only applies to 17 pastors who had followed normal ELCA procedures for education and ordination, but remained barred from the denomination's ...and more »
Some Lutherans voting on split with ELCAYork Daily RecordSince the August vote, several local churches reduced or redirected thousands of dollars that formerly supported the synod and the ELCA. ...ELCA Closer to Adopting Policy Revisions on Gay OrdinationChristian Postall 5 news articles »
Celebration At Trinity Lutheran ChurchLakewood ObserverTrinity Lakewood and Hope Lutheran are the only two Northeastern Ohio ELCA congregations to have become “Reconciling in Christ” congregations, meaning that ...and more »
ELCA head takes on questions live again in second online town hallWorthington Daily GlobeThe ELCA studied the issue for years, at the direction of churchwide conventions voting on it, Hanson said. “It was a participatory process, respectful of ...and more »
Rural Lutheran congregation torn by homosexuality issueWausau Daily HeraldMeanwhile, a group of church members was appalled with the ELCA stance, and began immediately to push for a vote that would allow the church to leave the ...San Francisco Lutheran Congregation to Celebrate First 'Feast of Hope'Worldwide Faith News (press release)Bishop: Schism 'isolated example'Wausau Daily Heraldall 3 news articles »
...D. Swartling, ELCA secretary, reported that as of Dec. 16, about 135 of the ELCA's nearly 10,400 congregations have taken first votes since the assembly to leave the denomination. Ninety-seven congregations achieved the required two-thirds vote and are moving...
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St. Luke's Lutheran ChurchSan Diego Reader... held a legally called and conducted meeting to take its second and final vote to sever ties with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). ...and more »
ELCA not controlled by 'elites'In-ForumThe charge that the ELCA did not allow congregations to vote on the issues is spurious. Duly elected voting members attend the legislative sessions of the ...and more »
Central Lutheran close to severing ELCA tiesStar NewsA final vote of the congregation is needed 90 days after the Nov. 8 vote to finalize the likely separation from the ELCA. Johnson called for parishioners to ...Church nears ELCA exodusIn-ForumLetter: Alternatives to ELCA emergeFrazee Vergas ForumWisconsin ELCA Congregation Rising from Painful Post-Assembly ConflictWorldwide Faith News (press release)all 9 news articles »
...in America (ELCA), were among the top 10 religion stories of 2009. Active members of the Religion Newswriters Association (RNA) voted Dec. 11 to Dec. 14 in an online ballot, according to a Dec. 15 news RNA release. The poll had a 36 percent response rate....
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Area native encouraged by ELCA voteSt. Cloud TimesBut he soon missed the fellowship and community of the ELCA and was already considering returning when the vote went through. He's still in Germany teaching ...
Roanoke TimesChurch votes on break with ELCAMason City Globe GazetteThe vote comes in reaction to a resolution adopted by the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in August that would allow gays in a committed relationship to serve as ...Roanoke's St. John Lutheran: A church in pain over national clergy debateRoanoke TimesELCA struggles with gay clergy issueThe ReporterLong Prairie church may leave ELCAMorris Sun TribuneLutheran Magazine (blog) -In-Forumall 29 news articles »
Lutherans should rejoice over policy change toward gaysMinnesota Public RadioEven though we were no longer members, we continued to work for a new understanding in the ELCA. When the vote was taken in August and the old policy ...Church wants off Lutheran splinter group's list, group says noMinnesota Independentall 5 news articles »
KFGOPastors respond to ELCA decision on gay, lesbian clergyNews-Journal.comThat's what a portion of the ELCA's leadership believed when they lost the vote in August. The next month, many of them met again and issued a statement ...St. John's likely to up giving to ELCAOsakis ReviewELCA to have Web town hall meetingWorthington Daily Globeall 27 news articles »
A message to the ELCA from a voting member of the 2009 Churchwide Assembly. My wish for the church in the aftermath... ... elca sexuality what if lutheran progressive orthodox dogma theology neighbors churchwide assembly voting
Area pastors speak out on ELCA decisionAustin HeraldSo far, he said, five congregations nationwide have voted to leave the ELCA. More have started the process, with 87 taking a first vote to leave the ...and more »
Fifteen Minnesota churches leaving ELCA over gay pastor voteTwin Cities Planet"The vote on sexuality opened the eyes of many to how far the ELCA has moved from Biblical teaching." The ELCA vote doesn't force any church to roster a gay ...Church increases donations to ELCA over gay clergy decisionMinnesota IndependentMinnesota pastor parts with congregation over homosexualityChurch Executive MagazineGay clergy not hot-button issue for local Lutheran congregationsBrookings Registerall 29 news articles »
One of the ways we can defeat the recent vote by the ELCA to sanction sin... and put those dang gays right back where they belong.
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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) now allows clergy who are in life-long same-gender relationships. Beliefs and feelings for and against run deep. ... Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ELCA vote clergy same-gender gay lesbian LGBT CORE Churchwide Assembly 2009 bound conscience
...joint ministry of the ELCA and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). Its pastor, the Rev. Jeffrey A. Johnson, told the ELCA News Service the congregation will vote Nov. 1 on a proposal to affiliate with Lutheran Congregations for Mission in Christ and...
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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) now allows clergy who are in life-long same-gender relationships. Beliefs and feelings for and against run deep. This an updated version of a video posted 8/29/2009. ... ELCA Lutheran vote clergy same-gender gay lesbian LGBT CORE Churchwide Assembly 2009 Evangelical Church in America bound conscience
LogosApologia where he indicates that god sent a tornado to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Americas conference in Minneapolis. The reason for the tornado was because of a vote on whether to recognize same sex relationships. The complete video can be found at www.youtube.com ... Gays Homosexuals Lutheran ELCA tornado Minneapolis atheism ProfMTH LogosApologia Churchwide Assembly John Piper Christian Evangelical Liberal Sex repent Post Modern Hermeneutic wrath of god mercy God Jesus Cross ...
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) votes to allow clergy to serve who are in life-long same-gender relationships. An updated version of this video is also available. ... ELCA Lutheran vote clergy same-gender gay lesbian LGBT
Kicked out of the convention center, Lutheran pastor sets up shop outside as delegates are entering. This is a protest against the passage of all 4 sexuality statements by the ELCA. What business does the church have, in the first place, voting on God's word? This is no longer the church. It is an apostate harlot sent from the pit of hell. Every preacher worth his dime must publicly oppose this abomination, lest he face the wrath of almighty God. Listen to the warning and rebuke of Psalms 7 ...
The church that Martin Luther preached at is very similar to the one in Minnesota. His quotes are:" In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends". The ELCA lost on the side of right by one vote. One vote would have given the percentage needed. "Sin is essentially, a departure from God."
It is always difficult to pussyfoot through a revolution..1 On Friday, August 23, 2009 The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted to allow congregations who choose to do so to bless and support couples who are in committed lifelong monogamous same gendered relationships. The assembly also voted to allow people who are in blessed committed lifelong monogamous same gendered relationships to be ordained and placed for call on the roster of the ELCA. This is Good News Will it come at a ...
changes that are both dynamic and profound. The potential effects of these changes [storms] to all 300+ million residents of the United States are staggering: "The proposed Health Care Reform Bill," "Landmark vote of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) lifting ban that prohibited sexually active gays and lesbians from serving as ministers," and the "Matthew Shephard Hate Crime Act." Yet, history has repeatedly bore out a timeless Biblical truth, "For when they shall say, Peace ...
Presiding Bishop, Mark Hanson, addresses the Churchwide Assembly after the historic vote to allow persons in publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous, same-gendered relationships to serve as clergy of the ELCA. The vote required a simple majority: 44.65% - NO, 55.35% - YES Find out more: www.elca.org Thanks to all who have kept the debate respectful despite our differing convictions.
tinyurl.com MINNEAPOLIS The nation's largest Lutheran denomination took openly gay clergy more fully into its fold Friday, as leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted to lift a ban that prohibited sexually active gays and lesbians from serving as ministers. Under the new policy, individual ELCA congregations will be allowed to hire homosexuals in committed relationships as clergy. Until now, gays and lesbians had to remain celibate to serve as clergy.
...Lutherans 09-CWA-34-CA MINNEAPOLIS (ELCA) - The 2009 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted today to open the ministry of the church to gay and lesbian pastors and other professional workers living in committed relationships. The...
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...in a report and recommendation on ministry policies developed by the Task Force for the ELCA Studies on Sexuality. A majority vote is required to pass each of the four resolutions. With a 771-230 vote, the assembly amended and approved a resolution that states...
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Youth representing the Lutheran Youth Organization address voting members at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly, Aug 19, 2009 in Minneapolis, MN.
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Church, Minneapolis, on Aug. 19, 2009, right after a tornado damaged the church as well as the convention center next door where the ELCA churchwide assembly just voted to affirm the Human Sexuality social statement. Some pointed to the tornado as a sign that the church is taking a wrong turn here. Others pointed out that after the sexuality vote was taken, the sun came out. I believe God is speaking a new word - of inclusion and of love. I disabled comments because the majority were ...
...of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod. "For this social statement to pass by only one vote shows how deeply divided the ELCA is and will continue to be." "It is appropriate that we call this a 'social' statement for we have just swapped society's statements...
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America passes the Social Statement on Human Sexuality by a razor thin margin: 66.67% Yes - 33.33% No (2/3 majority required) at the Churchwide Assembly in Minneapolis, MN. The statement provides new insights on sex, marriage, children and family and opens the door for greater acceptance of our GLBT brothers and sisters. Matthew 22:36-40 became the starting point of what the church has to say on sex. Find out more: www.elca.org
Screen capture from the live feed provided by the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly of the vote on the social statement on human sexuality, "Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust".
ELCA Churchwide Assembly 2009 - Minneapolis - A nasty tornado tryied to undo the godly work of the faithful Assembly, but the Lutherans prevailed in the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ - Pastor Katrina Foster Reflects - A www.conviviumnewyork.com Production
Help the teens from Holy Cross in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY win a $5000 ministry grant through the ELCA video contest by voting for this video at www.godsworkourhands.org Thank you and God Bless!!! ... Holy Cross God Community Service Hands Bible Church Lutheran ELCA teens
www.godsworkourhands.org i could get it too make a hyperlink so just cut and paste, but please vote ten stars because i really need to win. thank you ... nyg elca national youth gathering new orleans pyzazzz Mat Byrd celebration lutheran church vote ten stars
Please watch - Are You Calling?. Watch and vote on this video submitted for the ELCA video contest. It's all about God's calling and God's love for us. The biggest question is how do we respond to his calling.