People people people, read your church history. Women have often been given positions of leadership and respect in the church and church movements when it suited the people in power. Kind of like giving Rosie the Riveter a job when we needed women in the factory and then escorting them out the door back into the kitchen when the menfolk came home and needed their jobs back.
Thank you to Spirit of a Liberal for taking the time to read Lutheran CORE's Vision and Plan for The North American Lutheran Church–NALC for short. Cuz I sure as heck have better things to read.
Here's a little gem:
...the NALC and Lutheran CORE will recognize both women and men in the office of ordained clergy, while acknowledging the diversity of opinion that exists within the Christian community on this subject.
Obie points out the obvious ...Um isn't that what the ELCA wants to do with rostered leaders in committed same-sex relationships? That little inconsistency aside...that statement leaves the door back to the kitchen and Ladies Aid wide open....