Here is a statement on the implications of that fact by the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the ELCA.
Note the equivocation and weasel-wording of even those expectations it supposedly has of gay and lesbian "pastors."
Some things never change- including the inability of the ELCA to make a clear statement about anything without equivocating it into meaninglessness.
But no. The equivocation isn't really about meaninglessness; it never had been. It's more sinister than that. Walther's words come to mind:
At the beginning of the fourth century, the church historian Nicephorus informs us, the entire Christian congregation at Nicomedia in Asia Minor was suddenly attacked on the orders of the emperor Maximian. They had been instructed to sacrifice to the gods, but instead were celebrating the joyous Christmas festival. Their attackers quickly surrounded and burned the church, killing …