Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Lutheran Church develops working group to discuss ministry to LGB couples and families

The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has established a working group to discuss how to provide pastoral care to LGB couples and families.

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September 20, 2013

Lutheran church to install first openly gay bishop

The country's largest Lutheran denomination will install its first openly gay and first Native American bishop.

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Openly gay bishop elect to march with Lutherans at LA Pride

Openly gay Lutheran bishop-elect Guy Erwin will join the contingent of Lutherans who participate in the Los Angeles Pride march tomorrow. It's been a tradition for the Lutheran bishop to ride in a car during the march, and Erwin will now be able to ride as Bishop-elect.

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Be sure to check out GLAAD Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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Blogging for #LGBTFamilies: Rev. David Eck

Everyone in this world has two families: the family we are born with and the family we make. Our biological family is only the beginning of the journey. Along the way, we form deep friendships, fall in love, and perhaps have children and grandchildren. This "new" family is the family of our choosing

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America elects first openly gay bishop

In a historic move, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has elected its first-ever openly gay bishop. The Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin has been elected to a six-year term to the Southwest California Synod, which encompasses the greater Los Angeles area.

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A Lutheran Bishop Asks Roman Catholics to Support Marriage Equality in Minnesota

Retired Bishop Herbert Chilstrom reminds the Roman Catholic bishops that they have been champions of human rights for American citizens in the past, and calls on them to pause and reflect on their position regarding marriage equality for the people of Minnesota.
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