Since 1974, ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation has advocated for the full welcome, inclusion, and equity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual/aromantic (LGBTQIA+) Lutherans in all aspects of the life of their Church, congregations, and community.
The following statement was written and adopted by Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
"As a community of the people of God, we are called to minister to all people of our world, knowing that the world is often an unloving place. Our world is a place of alienation and brokenness. Christ calls us to reconciliation and wholeness. We are challenged by the Gospel to be agents of healing within our society.
We affirm with the apostle Paul that in Christ 'there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female' (Galatians 3:28). Christ has made us one. We acknowledge this reconciliation extends also to those whose affectional orientation is toward a person of the same gender. Because gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons (GLBT) are often scorned by society and alienated from the Church, we wish to make known our caring and concern. It is for this purpose that: people of all sexual orientations and gender identities share the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God; people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome within the membership of this congregation upon making a common, public affirmation of faith; and as members of this congregation, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are expected and encouraged to share in the sacramental and general life of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church."