ELCA pastor: “I have friends who are in wonderfully healthy poly relationships”.
The Christian Church has taught for 2000 years that sexual intercourse is for one man and one woman within the bond of holy matrimony. The Church has never endorsed polyamory (having multiple sexual partners at the same time). But Pastor Clint Schnekloth, a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, has recently posted this: “…I have friends who are in wonderfully healthy poly relationships. Mutuality, consent, health, these are critical. I don’t know what I would do about a throuple seeking a church blessing or marriage. It hasn’t come up. I’d probably start by learning from them.”
So it appears that Pastor Schnekloth, rather than pastorally urging a “throuple” to repent of such behavior, would listen and learn from them. Schnekloth also states: “I perceive most arguments of slippery slope to arise out of unwarranted fears. I prefer to recognize that if something causes no harm then perhaps the church labeling it as sinful is misguided. If there are great benefits I can clearly perceive together with other Christians in those relationships then I tend to think bigotry has snuck into our theology under the guise of “God’s will.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Tom Brock