Jump to navigation. Last summer, the churchwide assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America decided that synods could ordain homosexual clergy. Gays in the ELCA no longer need to be celibate in order to be ordained. The ELCA was specific in its formulation: it would allow ordination of persons who were in "publicly accountable, lifelong, monogamous" same-gender relationships. Since legal matrimony remains unavailable in most states, the ELCA was in effect declaring that it would recognize gay partnerships even if the state didn't. At the same time, the decision sets up new issues for the church's bishops: how will they hold gay pastors who aren't married accountable to the standard of monogamy and lifelong commitment?
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It came to him as a youth growing up in Dassel, Minn. Members of his Lutheran church, his Sunday school teachers and his confirmation pastor all encouraged him to follow the voice inside, the one calling him to be a pastor. And so when he left for college, he already had intentions of shepherding a flock. He majored in religion at Gustavus Adolphus College in St.
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