“It’s confusing!” That’s basically what the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has to sex about human sexuality in a report released yesterday. The Church, the nation’s largest Lutheran denomination, has been busy tackling the ins and outs of intercourse in an effort to reconcile various viewpoints on – you guessed it – the gays.
While the new statement doesn’t admonish homos, it stops short of offering approval:
…Despite years of study, [the church has] yet to reach consensus on same-sex unions. The draft, which did not condemn such unions, also expressed regret that historical Lutheran teachings on homosexuality had sometimes been used to hurt gays and lesbians.
The report also describes sexuality as “wondrous and wounding, delightful and destructive, satisfying and confusing…sometimes at the same time.”