(CP) The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has approved a proposal to possibly revise a social statement that respects the conscience of members who oppose same-sex marriage.
At the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, delegates voted in favor of potentially revising a 2009 social statement passed on the issue of “bound conscience.”
Motion K, also known as “Revision to Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust Social Statement,” passed overwhelmingly last Thursday in a vote of 708 to 93. The ELCA will create a task force to review the issue and make recommendations to the 2025 Churchwide Assembly.
Most attendees who spoke on the motion supported the measure. Considerable applause broke out after Presiding Bishop Elizabeth…