"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God" (1 Cor. 6:9-11).
The decision by the ELCA's 2009 Churchwide Assembly to sanction the homosexual lifestyle by allowing practicing homosexuals to serve as pastors of its churches was only the first installment of many other changes in store for those within the church body.
On Sunday July 25, the ELCA conducted a worship service in San Francisco, at which seven avowed and practicing homosexuals were welcomed to the ranks of ELCA clergy. Here you will find the bulletin (contents) of that service, as well as a copy of the sermon delivered for the occasion. Both items speak for themselves.