By Andy Birkey 8/18/09 3:52 PM
Another Denomination that has been successfully infiltrated for decades, and now has been overthrown. The Homosexual lobby is silencing one by one all religious objection to their evil corrupt and perverse lifestyles and their seeking to bait and lure the nations children into their sin.
Currently church rules state openly gay or lesbian clergy should remain celibate and not enter into same-sex relationships. A vote later this week could change those rules to allow clergy who are in committed, life-long same-sex partnerships.
“You will read in these individual life stories of calls to ministry thwarted, delayed, set aside, or hamstrung by a man-made policy that precludes LGBT persons from serving in the ministry of the ELCA if, and from the very moment, they are in a committed, loving, lifelong, same-gender relationship,” said Phil Soucy of Lutherans Concerned. “You will read of the wondrous ministry being done by these ministers and lay people despite and sometimes in opposition to the burdens imposed by this policy.”
Among the stories told in the booklet includes a lesbian couple from
“We could not and will not wait for the ELCA to approve our ministries,” the couple wrote in the booklet. “January marks the 20th anniversary of our extraordinary ordinations together with our gay colleague, Jeff Johnson. Yet there are people who do not recognize our marriage, our shared parenthood, or our ministry as legitimate.”
The couple said that young people like their daughter are leaving the church
over these issues. “She has marched in Pride parades every year of her life.
She is clear about who her parents and her village are to her,” they wrote.
“She is not clear what the
Of the 95 Lutheran clergy members coming out at LGBT, 17 are Minnesotans. Here are the list of Minnesotans taking a stand on the ELCA vote on ordaining openly LGBT clergy in committed relationships.
Pastor Mary Albing, ordained 1988, serving Lutheran Church of Christ the
Pastor Richard Andersen, ordained 1986, serving as Executive Director of the
Foundation of St Andrew’s
Pastor Jodi Barry, ordained 2008, serving
Pastor Terry Hagensen, ordained 1992, last served Wild Rice Lutheran Parish,
Candidate Jean Hay, awaiting ordination, graduated Luther Seminary in
Pastoral Minister Brenda Froisland, awaiting ordination, graduated Luther
Pastor Brad Froslee, ordained 2004, serving
Pastor Ruth Frost, ordained 1990, serving Hospice of the
Pastor Anita Hill, ordained 2001, serving St. Paul-Reformation Lutheran
Candidate Margaret Kelly, awaiting ordination, graduated from Luther
Pastor Jen Nagel, ordained 2008, serving
Pastor Betsy Lee, ordained 1990, serving St.Edward the Confessor Episcopal
Seminarian Javen Swanson, graduated Yale Divinity School 2009, Northeastern MN Synod, in ELCA Candidacy Process
Pastor Donn Rosenauer, ordained 1968, served parishes in ND, MN, NE, and WA
Diaconal Candidate Lauren Wendt, graduated Luther Seminary in St. Paul 2008,
Associate in Ministry Mark Sedio, consecrated 1980, serving
Pastor Phyllis Zillhart, ordained 1990, serving Abbott NW Hospital