St. Martin's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Annapolis is a house of worship on the brink. It recently voted to explore leaving the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America because of the denomination's decision last month to allow gay people in committed relationships to serve as clergy.
In this week's edition of Oh this shit again
Lutherans threaten to fracture as clerical leadership decides that gays are people.
Here we go again. This time the Lutherans are getting their panties in a bunch because the ELCA has decided to allow open homosexuals to minister.
Everything there is to be said about homophobia and the homophobes in religion has been said in my other two posts with Episcopals splitting from the Episcopal church. The parties have changed, but the causes are the same as is my reaction.
Just a fun quote to try and run through your head from a conservative Lutheran contemplating exodus:
'"Once you disconnect from any kind of theological roots, it gets nutty pretty fast, and what's to prevent it from getting nutty?"'
Ah yes, because the theological roots are so sane and solid and unified, aren't they.
Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father and thy mother
Luke 14:26 If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother... he cannot be My disciple
Yeah, fuck off, buddy. In a way I wish they'd just say they hate gays and that gays make them feel icky. Trying to legitimize their homophobia is just a waste of time for everyone.