Wednesday, April 19, 2006

LCMS Church and Trans-sexual

Here's an intruiging story about an LCMS church in Minnesota, involved in a contraversy about its refusal to serve a trans-sexual in an social outreach program.
The church declined to accept her. It said its staff wasn't trained to deal with such a person. It feared discomfort among members and other clients, not least over use of the bathroom. And it pointed to its own theological beliefs. What she has done, Maxfield said, runs totally "contrary to God's revealed will."

As a result of the church's refusal, they are losing $30k a month in public funding. Interesting...

(As a side note, the story is written by a one "David Peterson". No relation to the blogging Rev. Petersen, I am sure...)

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