Viewpoint: An open letter to ELCA churches in Woodbury
"It's not because we're anti-gay or anything like that. It's simply on the basis of what the scripture teaches, and we want to be faithful to the Word." These were the words of Rev. Kramer of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Afton, commenting last week on why his church, in addition to King of Kings Church, is considering withdrawing financial support from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America due to its decision to allow openly gay and lesbian pastors to serve as clergy.