Steven (and other orthodox ELCA folks)-
I am that sorry. Truly. It's one things to to piss away one's heritage and the Faith once delivered. But to do so in such a clangingly unoriginal manner. This is the stuff and nonsense that has infected TEC. And What good has it done them? I read this morning that there are as many Mormons as Piskies these days, and more Moslems. Does anyone in the ELCA actually see this as leading edge, prophetic, emergent or otherwise important? Or is it just damned spiritual laziness?
Prayers go up, my brother. And if necessary, your brothers and sisters across the way stand ready for Dunkirk on the Tiber. As, I assume, others stand by on the Mississippi.
But in the meanwhile, be strong. And it heartens me to know that Charles would sign it.