Gays in the clergy

Bishop Mark Hanson
Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson speaks at a news conference Monday Aug. 17, 2009 during the Evangelical Lutheran in America (ELCA) convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center. More than 1,000 members of the ELCA will vote this week on whether to lift a ban on gay and lesbian clergy to remain celibate while leading churches.
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