From the Family Research Council.
“The last few days have been dark ones for traditional Lutherans after the announcement that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is now turning a blind eye to homosexual behavior by its clergy. The ELCA and its 4.8 million members had previously allowed homosexuals to serve as clergy so long as they remained chaste. By a vote of 583-431, the assembly passed a resolution that urges bishops to “refrain from disciplining pastors” who are in “faithful committed same-gender relationships.” In other words, it’s says okay to sin so long as you’re committed to your sin. Unfortunately, this trend toward “inclusion” at the expense of biblical principles is not unique to ELCA. The Episcopal Church is on the verge of absolute chaos in the fight for absolute Truth. Yet without Christians who stand up and speak out, church policy, which has been in existence for hundreds–if not thousands–of years, will be eroded by powerful waves of political correctness. Jaynan Clark Egland, president of the Word Alone Network of grassroots Lutherans, said, “I don’t know… [what’s] worse–a church with no biblical standards to govern our ministry or standards we don’t intend to enforce. To refrain from discipline in the home is bad parenting, but we’re about to do so in [God’s House].” The church is the last line of defense in the fight to save this culture. But if God’s own people won’t fight to preserve His truth, I can assure you–no one else will. “