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Solid Rock Lutherans

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Solid Rock Lutherans was a group of Lutheran clergy and laity within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who opposed liberalizing that Church's position on the ordination of non-celibate gay and lesbian persons on the basis of scriptural authority. Having stated that it achieved its goal in the recent ELCA Churchwide Assembly, held in August 2005, Solid Rock Lutherans ceased operations in November 2005.

However the issue of scriptural authority did not go away so members of Solid Rock Lutherans created Lutheran CORE - "Lutheran Coalition for Reform" in 2005 and attempted to influence the 2007 and 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. When attempts at reform failed in 2009, Lutheran CORE changed its name in 2010 to "Lutheran Coalition for Renewal," and continues to be a support base for confessional Lutherans in any denomination.

Responding to a call for a formal church body in the confessional Lutheran tradition, Lutheran CORE members also formed the North American Lutheran Church -


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