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The Lutheran World Federationa worldwide 'communion of churches' and the largest global body of Lutherans, contains member churches on both sides of the issue. The full text of the statement follows:. Namespaces Article Talk.
Religion News Service. We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God's grace. Paul's condemnation of homosexual behavior must be examined in light of Jesus' principles as they apply in our culture, and not just blindly followed. Vineyard USA . I know, I know. Celibate and repentant gays and lesbians should not be denied any right granted to heterosexuals.
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Retrieved November 30, Retrieved July 5, Supreme Court rendered its decision announcing the right of same-gender couples to have equal access to marriage. You can receive up-to-date ELCA news releases by email. Love conquers hate. Other members of this church do not agree with the court's decision and remain deeply concerned because of their understanding of Scripture.
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