Luther­ans wel­come 7 openly gay pas­tors

Austin American-Statesman - - MONDAYBRIEFING - Com­piled from wire re­ports

The Evan­gel­i­cal Lutheran Church in Amer­ica wel­comed into its fold seven openly gay pas­tors who had un­til re­cently been barred from the church’s min­istry. The cer­e­mony at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Fran­cisco was the first of sev­eral planned since the de­nom­i­na­tion took a wa­ter­shed vote at its con­ven­tion last year to al­low non­celi­bate gay min­is­ters in com­mit­ted re­la­tion­ships to serve the church.

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