Pro-Homosexuality Congregations Praised for their “Forward-Thinking” Ministry and Accepted Back into Membership
“There’s been an acknowledgment that these two congregations were forward-thinking and committed to their ministry,” said Bishop Mark Holmerud to the San Francisco Chronicle at the time. “They took a stand, paid the consequences, and our church has finally seen the wisdom of our opening the rosters to all committed gay and lesbian couples. And we’re all the better for it.”
A line from a San Francisco paper reporting on how two ELCA congregations, which had been expelled from the ELCA, have now been received back into membership in the ELCA.