August, 2009

Survey Shows Lutheran Clergy Support Ordination of Gay and Lesbian Clergy


A majority of clergy who belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) support ordination of gay and lesbian clergy, and a plurality (46%) support performing same-sex marriages in states where they are legal, according to a recent national survey by Public Religion Research. The Clergy Voices Survey is the most in-depth study ever conducted of Mainline Protestant clergy and contained nearly 60 questions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in the church and society.

Survey Shows PCUSA Clergy Support Legal Recognition of Gay Couples’ Relationships


Survey shows Presbyterian (USA) clergy support legal recognition of gay couples’ relationships and ordination of gay and lesbian clergy. The survey also found PCUSA clergy strongly support the church doing more to help members carefully consider gay and lesbian issues.