People get to vote who they wanna vote in. If you don’t wanna pay taxes, find 51% of the population that feels like you and vote that guy in.
Stand for the unpopular, the Right, the Just…stand lonely.
But sometimes I get to stand with the crowd.
And all it took was a couple of Midwestern Lutherans to stand with me:*
In a historic change, noncelibate gays and lesbians can now lead parishes of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
On a 559-451 vote taken Friday in Minneapolis at their biennial conference, delegates repealed the ELCA ban on gay clergy unless they agree to remain celibate. It makes ELCA, with 4.8 million members nationwide and 830,000 in Minnesota, the largest denomination in the country to welcome gays into the pulpits without restriction.
Your faith is your own. The most precious and intimate relationship you have. Sin or no sin, I find it incompatible with Christ to exclude people from his teaching.
And that’s all I have to say.
I like standing with 4.8 million people. 800,000 of them from the state I call home.
*This took place one year ago. And was brought to my attention because a group of Lutherans sadly broke off and formed their own church.