As this editorial proves, if churches such as the Church of England or the Episcopal Church think they can get away with ordaining men and women(!) who are not celibate, and then tell them they can’t get “married,” they will not long be able to survive with the inconsistency. It is either stand firm and take the fire, or concede ground and lose the war. There can be no compromise with unrepentant (that’s the key word here) sinners who want the full rights and benefits of leaders in the church. I predict that the elcA will also lose this battle, namely, trying to have it both ways.