The Southeast Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is taking a public stance against an upcoming constitutional amendment Minnesotians will vote on this November.
The group passed a resolution not to support an upcoming state amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman. Some members say this topic is causing division within their church.
“We have worship, we have bible studies, hymn singing, along with all the other business that's conducted there,” said Carolyn Eilertson.
Eilertson was a representative from St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin at this year's Southeast Minnesota Synod Conference and says great things were accomplished, however, “the only thing that gets the attention is the one on the Minnesota state constitutional amendment about the marriage.”