Pastoral Care for Gay and Lesbian People
ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA03.05.11
Passed by the 2003 Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
To receive the memorials of the Southeastern Synod, the Delaware-Maryland Synod, and the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Synod related to pastoral care for gay and lesbian people;
To refer the memorials to the Conference of Bishops as information;
To request the Task Force for the ELCA Studies on Sexuality to continue to include the concerns of youth and young adults as the task force does its work; and
To encourage active participation by youth and young adults in the ongoing Studies on Sexuality through discussions on these issues in congregations, at synodical youth gatherings, in college and university settings, at events sponsored by the Lutheran Youth Organization and Lutheran Student Movement, and in other settings.