In a time that now seems long ago and far away, St. Paul Reformation Lutheran church here in town affirmed the ministry of Anita Hill — and as a consequence, was censured and admonished by the ELCA. Since the 2009 Assembly shifted the ELCA’s stance on partnered lesbian and gay pastors, the time was ripe for change. And Bishop Rogness just recognized that, lifting the previous sanctions. Change happens!
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