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Tanzania Lutherans Reject Aid
From `Pro-gay Marriage' Churches

BY FREDRICK NZWILI & KEVIN ECKSTROM                                                 ©2010 Religion News Service
vangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) says it will not accept money or help from groups that allow or support the legalization of same-sex marriages.
"Those in same-sex marriages, and those who support the legitimacy of such marriage, shall not be invited to work in the ELCT," says a statement posted to the church's Web site on April 29. "We further reject their influence in any form, as well as their money and their support."
The statement comes in advance of the 70-million strong Lutheran World Federation assembly in Stuttgart, Germany, from July 20-27, where homosexuality is expected to be a divisive issue.

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