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Status quo wins in S.D. ELCA sexuality vote

Published 05/31/2009, Associated Press

The Evangelical Church in America’s South Dakota Synod voted Saturday to urge the church’s highest governing body to keep its policy that would allow only celibate gay clergy to serve. The vote was 362-233. Those at the weekend gathering at Augustana College represented the state’s 253 ELCA congregations.

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