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Lutherans May Allow Gay Clergy To Become Pastors


Thursday, a major announcement came from one of the nation's largest Protestant denominations.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America announced a new proposal that would allow local churches to decide whether they would allow gay clergy to pastor churches. 

Currently, all unmarried clergy must remain celibate, but under this recommendation a pastor in a committed homosexual relationship may be allowed to serve in the ELCA.

The idea still faces major hurdles, but if it is passed the denomination would become the largest in the nation to allow non-celibate gay clergy.

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