So far, I haven’t emailed back any of the people who have replied. But in this case… I’m tempted to. I’d like y’all’s help in deciding how to handle this one.
LCMS Lutheran, verdict: tentative negative.
We are a Lutheran congregation that is a member of the Lutheran Church-
Missouri Synod. Here is a link to the small catechism which is our
I am a layperson and cannot provide doctrinal counsel so if the above does
not assist you with your question, please let me know and I can connect
you with Pastor [name redacted].
I followed the link to see if I’d find anything relevant, expecting not to, and discovered this part of Johann Eck’s 404 Theses:
306] For a man to be continent is an impossibility; but just as it is necessary for man to eat and drink, and to sleep, so also is it to have sexual intercourse. Hence no man can be without a woman, nor any woman without a man
Uh. Wow. Okay. That there’s some compulsory heterosexuality if I ever saw some.
…So do I email her back? Do I ask to be connected with their pastor?
Or do I assume this gives me all I need (or want) to know?