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July 8, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
With a hymn and a prayer, a Lutheran disciplinary panel opened hearings Saturday against two small churches that broke rules by ordaining three homosexuals as ministers. A 12-member committee representing the 5.3-million member Evangelical Lutheran Church of America met with about 150 members of the San Francisco congregations of St.
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May 23, 2001 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The Lutheran bishop of Southern California said Tuesday that he has been asked to resign by national denominational leaders after defying church law by joining in the ordination of a lesbian as a Lutheran minister. Bishop Paul W. Egertson said the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America asked him to step down. There was no comment from the Chicago office of the national church's presiding bishop, H. George Anderson, other than to confirm that the two bishops had spoken.
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May 23, 2001 | LARRY B. STAMMER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
The Lutheran bishop of Southern California said Tuesday that he has been asked to resign by national denominational leaders after defying church law by joining in the ordination of a lesbian as a Lutheran minister. Bishop Paul W. Egertson said the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America asked him to step down. There was no comment from the Chicago office of the national church's presiding bishop, H. George Anderson, other than to confirm that the two bishops had spoken.
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July 8, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
With a hymn and a prayer, a Lutheran disciplinary panel opened hearings Saturday against two small churches that broke rules by ordaining three homosexuals as ministers. A 12-member committee representing the 5.3-million member Evangelical Lutheran Church of America met with about 150 members of the San Francisco congregations of St.
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July 31, 1993 | DAYE CLARK
An installation service on Sunday for new Senior Pastor Scott Jenkins at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Garden Grove will be led by Bishop Robert Miller of the Pacifica Snyod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. The service will be at 4 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner in the fellowship hall at the church, 12432 9th St., Garden Grove. Information: (714) 534-2329.
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February 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Writers
An ecumenical panel of bishops and other Christian leaders will discuss contemporary ethical issues Monday at Chapman University. Participants will include Bishop Jon Bruno of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles; Bishop Tod D. Brown of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange; the Rev.
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July 6, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United Church of Christ has decided to unite with three other Protestant denominations, sharing congregations and ministers with the denominations for the first time since the 16th century. At the church's convention in Columbus, more than 700 delegates--representing 1.5 million members--voted to accept the plan for "full communion." The unification proposal, which would allow joint congregations, minister exchanges and shared sacraments, was approved earlier this year by the 2.
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May 28, 2001
Re "Bishop Asked to Quit for Defying Church," May 23: Have any of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America's bishops or pastors who have been divorced and remarried been asked to quit? Jesus never said a word about same-sex love. He condemned divorce on several occasions. He also condemned hypocrisy--repeatedly. Hypocrisy is picking and choosing. These ELCA leaders have chosen to pick on something that Jesus did not speak about and to ignore something that he spoke about more than once.
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July 8, 2000 | From Associated Press
The nation's Episcopal bishops approved an alliance with the country's largest Lutheran denomination Friday, under which the two denominations would share clergy and recognize each other's sacraments. The alliance still needs approval from the other chamber of the Episcopal Church's bicameral Legislature, the House of Deputies, which includes lay people and clergy. The deputies took no action Friday but the plan was on today's agenda.
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