A serious question:
Are Republicans welcome in the ELCA?
(NOT: Are they "allowed"? NOT: Do they check your voter reg at the door on Sunday morning?)
But, are Republicans welcome, truly welcome in the ELCA?
Are they welcome in your congregation?
(A way to think about this: what would your reaction be if you found out that the person sitting in the pew behind you voted for John McCain? What would your reaction be if a lady in your WELCA group wanted to start a chapter of Lutherans for Life?)
Just a question...