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ELCA meets this week, likely to vote on rules involving gay pastors

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GRAND FORKS - The largest U.S. Lutheran denomination looks to be set to decide this week if it's going to change its rules and allow gays and lesbians in committed relationships to be pastors.

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, like other mainline Protestant denominations, has been debating the issue for years. Only the United Church of Christ and the Episcopal Church allow it officially.

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