St. Louis-based Lutheran Church Missouri Synod has already sent $150,000 to the Lutheran Church in the Philippines to provide immediate assistance.
The denomination will honor the Scouts’ decision to allow gay members but will leave it up to each individual congregation to decide what to do next.
“Technology fee” helps cover cost of school-issued iPads.
“We prayed about it, talked about it. Sometimes you have to take a stand, and sometimes (it’s) hard,” said Mark Zartman, 51.