In 2009 the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted to ordain practicing homosexuals as pastors. Many ELCA pastors now perform homosexual “weddings.” The ELCA also has its first “partnered” homosexual bishop. In the October edition of The Lutheran, the ELCA’s official magazine, it is reported that the ELCA is establishing a working group to explore how to minister to same-gender couples and their families. Who is the chair of this group? George Watson, an ELCA member, who “is in a same-sex relationship.” Once upon a time the Lutheran Church would discipline people living in impenitent sin. Today, it puts them in charge.