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    New Lutheran group likely to rise from gay discord by Patrick Condon Associated Press Thursday Aug 26, 2010 Richard Mahan and Anita Hill are both Lutheran
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      New Lutheran group likely to rise from gay discord

      by Patrick Condon

      Associated Press

      Thursday Aug 26, 2010



      Richard Mahan and Anita Hill are both Lutheran pastors who were inside a
      Minneapolis convention hall last summer when delegates for the Evangelical
      Lutheran Church in America voted to allow non-celibate gay and lesbian
      pastors.



      Afterward, each cried for different reasons.



      Mahan, lead pastor at St. Timothy in Charleston, W.Va., said he cried
      because he realized he would likely leave the denomination in which he had
      invested 42 years of ministry. For Hill, the openly gay lead pastor at St.
      Paul-Reformation in St. Paul, they were tears of "joy and relief."



      A year later, the ELCA is moving gay pastors into its fold - it's now the
      largest Protestant denomination in the U.S. to allow noncelibate gays into
      its ranks - even as the most visible dissidents strike out on their own.



      The rest of the article is here:

      http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?109542



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