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Finding Agreement

Two major denominations–The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)–are right now debating ordaining gays and lesbians as clergy. It wasn’t so long ago the Episcopal Church split over the same issue. So it might surprise some to discover that when you take it down a notch and get rid of the ordinations, most mainline protestants agree on homosexuality. Some 56 percent say society should accept homosexuality, according to data in the Pew Forum’s U.S. Religious Landscaped Survey: