Here in Orlando, Lutherans Debate Policy on Gay Couples

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“ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In a convention meeting room filled to capacity, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America debated what direction their denomination should take in the struggle over ordaining gays and blessing same-sex couples.

The emotional public hearing Tuesday night aimed to prepare delegates at a national assembly for a vote on the issue later this week.

The Rev. Robert Goldstein, a gay minister at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago, wore a rainbow sash around his cleric’s collar as he urged delegates to “go beyond the justice of incrementalism” and remove all limits on gay leadership in the denomination.

‘I’m a gay pastor in this church. I serve faithfully. I love it,” he said. “Our church must go beyond institutionalizing fear.'”

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