Don't believe those who say ELCA's new policy on LGBT people and their families isn't a big deal — it's a huge change for the better. In an article published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, David R. Weiss writes:
"To those who say that the ELCA betrayed its own Lutheran heritage last August, I beg to differ. The heart of the Reformation is about grace and welcome offered as a free gift to people otherwise made anxious by social and religious forces. And this year, at long last, from the heart of the Reformation I'm saying to my gay and lesbian brothers and sisters, 'Welcome home.'"
See the complete article here.