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Friday, July 22, 2005

Evangelical Lutheran Church considering blessing same-sex unions


WATERLOO — Same-sex couples might soon be able to get their unions blessed in Lutheran churches.

Delegates to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada's 10th national convention, being held in Winnipeg until Sunday, plan to debate and vote on a contentious resolution on Saturday.

If it passes, individual congregations would have the power to decide whether to bless the union of same-sex couples in committed long-term relationships.

"I think the resolution has a very good chance of being passed," said Rev. Michael Pryse, bishop of the church's Kitchener, Ont.-based eastern synod.

I can barely believe this. Kudos to the Lutheran church.


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