I was reminded this morning by Andrew in his e-mail from the missionary front in the Ohio Columbus Mission that the recent decision by the Lutheran Church to approve the appointment of sexually active gay clergymen/women has caused enormous consternation within the traditionally conservative Lutheran and Episcopal Churches, some even going so far as to say that Martin Luther is likely rolling over in his grave. Their view is that accepting gay clergy is the equivalent of forsaking the Biblical imperatives for sanctioned sexual relations to be confined within the bonds of marriage exclusively between a man and a woman.
This is what Andrew reported this morning:
"Quick update on life in Hilliard (I'm out of time). We are still teaching Admire who is our Episcopal Pastor. He is seriously considering the Church in his life. The Episcopal Church is in great turmoil right now because of a huge dispute over gays and lesbians being ordained to the ministry. We have had some good lessons with him and he just might come around."
Sometimes there are those even within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who recoil at our staunch position against the infiltration of sexual perversions within the ranks of the Church, forgetting that many in other churches are looking for a Church that does not compromise its core moral values when the political winds are blowing hither and thither.