The ELCA will be voting again on sexuality matters at its 2009 “Churchwide Assembly.” Paull Spring reports that the ELCA Church Council has now voted that votes on the subject will require only a simple majority, not the 2/3rds that was required in previous votes. What this means is that the slow and steady chipping away of traditional marriage that began with the ca. 1990 sexuality study will probably reach its conclusion this summer. The effort to erode the ELCA’s teaching and practice has been carried on by gay activists and ideologically driven bureaucrats, who have taken advantage of “discussion” guides and parliamentary procedure to steer the church. Spring, a former bishop in Pennsylvania, is outraged.