Sunday, February 07, 2010

Pastor Quits — Church Remains Affiliated

Members of First English Lutheran Church in Wausau, Wisconsin, have voted to remain affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. However, in the midst of the turbulence surrounding the issue of gay clergy, Rev. Scott Mann, the church's pastor, will resigned Friday, February 5th. Mann said he disagreed with the ELCA's decision last year to allow people in lifelong, monogamous, same-gender relationships to serve as pastors and other leaders. He will be forming a new Lutheran congregation in the area with others who reject the ELCA decision. []

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