The Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America voted against a resolution that expressed a disagreement with the national church's stance on sexuality.
In a vote of 249-179, the resolution was voted down, said the Pioneer Press.
The ELCA's national stance has been criticized as betraying scripture since the assembly voted to make homosexuality more acceptable in the eyes of the church, the Fargo Forum said.
Even if the vote passed, it would not have made any actual changes, the Fargo Forum said. It would only express a desire to see change.
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