Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted to allow hire of homosexuals
New Man: How did you feel about the ELCA’s decision?
Buchanan: Well, I was extremely disappointed. It doesn’t really affect just the Lutheran denomination; it affects the entire body of Christ. It doesn’t promote a biblical worldview of homosexuality, and it goes to the core of what it means for men and women to be made in God’s image.
New Man: How do decisions like this affect those who are torn between same-sex attraction and their faith?
Buchanan: I think it sends a very confusing message to those struggling with same-sex attraction. The Lutherans obviously aren’t the only denomination dealing with this. A number of mainline denominations, including the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church [U.S.A.], are dealing with this issue this summer and coming to decisions about it. When you see so many denominations dealing with this and compromising biblical truth, it sends a confusing message to those who are struggling. They start to think, “Maybe there is something in this ‘open theology’ that I should consider.” So what it does is draw people into this heresy . . ..