More than 1,000 Lutherans created a new denomination and elected its initial leaders at the annual Lutheran CORE convocation in Ohio Thursday and Friday.
The move comes, in part, as a reaction to the 2009 Churchwide Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), when that denomination opted to allow individuals in same-gender relationships and passed a controversial social statement on human sexuality.
Efforts to create the NALC were spearheaded by Lutheran CORE, a traditionalist Lutheran group.
Read the Associated Press story on the creation of the NALC: http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/289365
Read the press release on the NALC website: http://thenalc.org/documents/news-release-8.27.10.pdf