Lutherans endorsed initiatives to become more welcoming to gay and lesbian Christians during their Regina convention. They will also pursue closer ties with their Lutheran brethren.
The convention affirmed the National Church Council's long-term goal that the ELCIC "strive to create an environment to enable the development of policies and ministries that will assist the church in becoming a more inclusive place for gay and lesbian people." The convention resolution endorsing the action added the word "welcoming."
Delegates also defeated a motion that condemned "any sexual activity outside the boundaries of a heterosexual marriage" as unpleasing to God.