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Long Prairie church nears ELCA exodus

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LONG PRAIRIE -- Congregants at American Lutheran Church in Long Prairie, Minn., have voted in favor of a resolution to leave the nation's largest Lutheran denomination.

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The congregation voted 129-11 Sunday to exit the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. A two-thirds majority vote was required. A second two-thirds vote must be taken for the congregation to officially separate from the ELCA.

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