Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Chicago hosted a marriage equality service June 27, 2014, where eleven gay couples exchanged vows.
“Bishop Wayne Miller of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America presided over the service. . .In Miller's words of welcome, he noted the special nature of this ceremony and said that Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has fought for greater inclusivity for the past 25 years. Miller also spoke about the bonds that bring two people together as a couple and called on the congregation to be witnesses to each couple's commitment of marriage to each other.
During Miller's sermon he spoke about the importance of this occasion and thanked everyone for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful celebration.” (see here)
So here we have ELCA leadership presiding over gay marriages, and I can not find one bishop in the ELCA, out of 66, who has taken a stand to say it is wrong, denounced the ELCA for encouraging sinful behavior or for making vows to live in relationships that are quite evidently in opposition to what God says is best for His people.
The ELCA is sinking into the abyss.
Video from some of the ceremony -
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1 Thessalonians 5:21
Former ELCA seminary student and former ELCA member who is fed up with the ELCA's consistent mockery of God's Word.
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