We’re seeing more and more calls for acceptance. We’re seeing main stream acceptance in the work place and in the government.
And finally, we’re seeing laws changed to recognize the civil rights of all people.
And even the churches are coming around.
Finally, real progress can be seen and felt:
SAN FRANCISCO — Seven pastors who work in the San Francisco Bay area and were barred from serving in the nation’s largest Lutheran group because of a policy that required gay clergy to be celibate are being welcomed into the denomination.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will add six of the pastors to its clergy roster at a service at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in San Francisco on Sunday. Another pastor who was expelled from the church, but was later reinstated, will participate in the service.
The Lutherans are taking steps to show that even while they preach tolerance and love, they haven’t always embodied it. And they are working to correct that.
Even the Midwest, a veritable bastion of Lutheranism, is joining in:
Two more rite of reception services are scheduled for September in the St. Paul-Minneapolis area and another will follow in Chicago