Evangelical Lutherans Ordain Lesbian

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Mazel to the tov to Lura Groen! The Houston-based lesbian Evangelical Lutheran preacher lady received an official ordination this weekend, despite the fact that she refuses to give up on same-sex loving:

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America does ordain gay pastors, but only if they agree to remain celibate. Groen, however, has refused, claiming heterosexual colleagues are not held to the same standard. She says church members have been supportive.

“There’s a very good fit between the values of this congregation and the values I want to espouse as a preacher — to be telling God’s love to all the world and the way that that calls us to treat everyone fairly,” said Pastor Lura Groen.

Girl, you be fierce.