Elephant's Child, in this blog post makes a very good point about an occurrence in the Lutheran world that was long in coming, but inevitable.
This is NOT Your Blogger's Lutheran church. It is another body which calls itself such, but believes so differently as to be another animal entirely. This announcement has, as I said, been expected by me for about 15 years. But it is not something I agree with.
I hate that I sound bigoted and close-minded. But the Bible I read--and which both Lutheran bodies call vitally important to ther beliefs--doesn't agree with this decision. It just doesn't, and there's no other way to say that.