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U.S. Lutherans Debate Homosexuality and the Church

Evangelical Lutherans in America are debating the emotional issue of homosexuality at their national assembly, held this year in Orlando, Fla. The two items dominating the agenda are whether sexually active gay clergy should be ordained and whether the church should bless same-sex unions.

Guests:

Jason DeRose, NPR correspondent

Rev. Jeff Johnson, University Lutheran chapel in Berkeley, Calif.; co-chair of Good Soil

Rev. Roy Harrisville III, executive director of Solid Rock Lutherans; Lutheran pastor from Minneapolis, Minn.

Jon Butler, dean of Yale University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; professor of American religious history

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