Religion: Expedient Lutherans

With the same expediency which has marked 400 years of Lutheranism, the United Lutheran Church in America at Milwaukee last week modified two old tenets to accommodate existing conditions.

Their old rule was that adultery was the only cause for divorce. But they were obliged to recognize that divorce "is now accepted in large circles as a necessary and salutary expedient of modern life, affording a convenient means of escape when the continuance in the marriage relationship has ceased for any reason to be desirable." The United Lutherans voted to add "malicious...

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