I'm still not sure whether or this guy is anti-gay or not, but I doubt he knows either. While Kevin Leininger's News-Sentinel column "Lutheran gay debate shows 'change' isn't always worth believing in" definitely sounds anti-gay, I'm not sure he remembered it was about gay and lesbian Lutheran ministers.
Just as many Americans believe the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted in ways that reflect today's needs and sensibilities, so do many Christians hold a similar view of Scripture. Although the ELCA [Evangelical Lutheran Church in America] confesses that Scripture is "inspired" by God, it does not share the LCMS' [Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod] belief that the Bible is also infallible.
In other words, if your conscience disagrees with Scripture, maybe God needs to change.
But such relativism would never have appealed to Luther, who, when called before the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in 1521, insisted that conscience must be bound by Scripture - Scripture that proclaims a God who is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. The Reformation, in fact, was not about change at all, but an attempt to restore the Gospel Luther and others thought had been obscured by centuries of man-made doctrines.
Whether the ELCA loses members or other denominations gain them because of what the convention did remains to be seen, but [Rev. Daniel] May is right about this: The Bible doesn't give us God's laws to make us miserable, but for our benefit: to move us to repentance, forgiveness and salvation and to liberate us from guilt - just like a condemned man pardoned from death row.
The church, in other words, exists for sinners, straight and gay alike. No church should feel compelled to change or obscure that fact - especially one that wants to be called "Lutheran."
So, yeah. There. Take that you gay ministers. Who are having sex. Unless you're married. And then, well, yeah...