“CA Faith for Equality rejoices with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) as they took a giant step for equality yesterday when they adopted all four of the resolutions before their Assembly regarding the inclusion of gays and lesbians in the work and witness of the Lutheran Church," said Pastor Samuel M. Chu, Interim Executive Director of CFE.
“This will go down in history as the summer of inclusion for two mainline denominations, the Episcopal Church and the ECLA,” said Chu. “Both have reinforced the traditional Christian value of respecting the dignity of EVERY human being.
“These bold actions signal a strong message that there are many faith communities that welcome the LGBT faithful and will no longer accept discrimination on any level.
“CFE looks forward to working with our brothers and sisters in the Episcopal and Evangelical Lutheran Churches to strive for peace, justice and equality everywhere.”