The Ordination of Homosexuals
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The ordination of homosexuals has stirred a great deal of debate across America in recent years, and "ground zero" for this debate must surely be the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In this paper, the writer argues that those in favor of ordaining homosexual pastors within the ELCA have failed to make convincing arguments for changing the long standing position of denying ordination to homosexuals engaged in a sexual relationship. The traditional by-laws, as well as the long-standing church doctrine of not ordaining homosexuals engaged in sexual relations should stand undisturbed for the very simple yet significant reason that, in deference to the ethics of identity, Christian organizations should behave in accordance with their fundamental religious tenets.
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