Saturday, July 16, 2011

Breaking - all the sacraments for all the baptized

The National Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada has approved two motions abolishing gender restrictions on marriage and consequently barriers to ordination for candidates in same-gender marriages, effectively granting gay and lesbian Anglicans in Canada access to marriage under the Waterloo Declaration, which recognizes Anglican and Lutheran presbyters as "priests in the church of God" and encouraged them to make use of one another's liturgical rites. The ELCiC's new Social Statement on Human Sexuality, adopted last night, is viewable in pdf.