ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul area Lutherans are now on record against changing the state Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and woman.
The Saint Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America overwhelmingly passed a resolution to publicly oppose the marriage amendment at its annual meeting in Burnsville on Saturday.
Pastor Grant Stevensen of Saint Matthew's and the Spirit of the True Faith Community tells WCCO-TV he is proud to be a Lutheran.
This is the fifth synod vote in Minnesota to adopt a resolution opposing the amendment, which will be on the ballot in November. The Saint Paul Area Synod has more than 145,000 members and includes 112 congregations.
Information from: WCCO-TV, http://www.wcco.com