I have moved from NC to the midwest three years ago. I was an Fundamental Independent Baptist when in NC. I have a good friend here who is Lutheran. There is no Baptist church near me. I had been considering attending the Lutheran church but found out they are doing a study on human sexuality and may allow homosexuals to be be pastors and allow homosexual marriages. This particular church may not but the Evangelical Lutheran Head Group whatever their name is, is considering this. I tried to express to one of the representatives of this church my views about salvation and about homosexuality to one of the correspondents for this church league. She told me that "Homosexual" is what God made you and that the sin is in the act of sex between men and men and women and women. I explained to her that God did not make homosexuals that it was a deception of satan. That God created man and then made woman for him. Not that He created man and made a man for him. It makes me sad that this church is so confused. From what I have been able to gather, they think that salvation is a free gift and we don't have to do anything to get it.........by that I mean not repent and ask for forgiveness and accept Jesus as our Savior. They put a great deal of emphysis on baptism and baptise babies as well. I want to talk to my friend about it but don't know how to even begin to approach it without offending him. Any help anyone can give would be appreciated.