Consultative Body Votes For Lavender Pastors

Norwegian Lutherans Like Gays

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Norway’s God loving gays got a bit of good news today.

A consultative panel for the nation’s Lutheran Church voted 6-5 to allow gay preachers. The Australian elaborates:

Theological doctrine currently followed in the Norwegian church officially excludes people living in the a homosexual union from officiating at services.

Another Norwegian theological consultative body, the 20-member Laerenemnd, met in January 2006, but could not agree a course of action.

At least two openly gay men currently serve as ministers after they were hired by liberal bishops.

The paper also reports that the controversial matter will be debated at the Lutheran’s next general Synod, November 12-17th.