News Report this past week:
"Leaders of the country's largest Lutheran denomination have moved toward a more welcoming view of homosexuality.
Delegates of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, meeting in Minneapolis, approved a "social statement on human sexuality" that acknowledges differing views on homosexuality. It says the ELCA is strong enough to accommodate such differences.
Shortly before the vote, strong winds toppled trees outside the convention center and damaged the steeple of a Lutheran church next door, prompting a speaker at the convention to say, "We trust that the weather is not a commentary on our work."
Well, I trust it was. He who controls the winds and the waves also controls the falling of every tree, and even hurricanes. Twice in recent years, hurricanes (the first was Katrina) have caused the cancellation of the gay pride week in New Orleans, always scheduled the same week during the year.
We already know what God thinks about it all. But I wonder what Martin Luther would have said if he had been at the meeting in Minneapolis?
- Mack Tomlinson