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On the ELCA’s Historic Shift to Include Gay Clergy: Reflections of a Self-Exiled Lutheran

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Reflecting with mixed emotions his decision to leave the church of his childhood over its inability to accept gays, the author recalls his own words, that “Scripture calls us to look beyond Scripture, to God and to our neighbor,” and wonders whether he should return to the church; indeed, whether such a thing is possible.

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