Not Over the Rainbow, but IN It! - Updated

Wrapping itself in the rainbow flag, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) yesterday voted in a measure to allow practicing homosexuals and those with same sex partners to be ordained as Lutheran priests.

The measure won by 54% of its 4.2 million church members. According to Christian Post, 46% of that body approved of the church clergy performng same-sex "marriages."

The new Mission Statement of the church, presented at the convention in Minneapolis, was named, "Human Sexuality; Gift and Trust." It was passed by a vote of 676-338 by the delegates, barely fulfilling the two-thirds vote requirement.

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