Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Lesbian Lutheran Minister Ordained

Jodi Barry, an openly lesbian pastor, was ordained Saturday at the Grace University Lutheran Church in Minneapolis as part of the Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries efforts to test a new policy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church to avoid disciplining those who ordain openly gay people.

Jodi Barry is not the first lesbian to be ordained into a Lutheran ministry. But her ordination Saturday was a new step toward what supporters hope will be greater acceptance of gays and lesbian pastors by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Read the full article from the Minneapolis StarTribune here.

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