The resolutions I reported earlier, as well as the memorials to which they respond, have been referred to the standing doctrine committee. This is a good thing, because it removes the discussion from the convention floor, where it could as easily be more divisive to our synod. It’s also good because the Doctrine Committee will now (hopefully) address the serious concerns raised by the memorials. The resolutions addressed some, but not all of the concerns.
I should note that the memorials in question came from four different congregations:
Bethany in The Dalles, Oregon
Concordia in Hood River, Oregon
Our Saviors in Bagley, Minnesota
Christ the King in Green Bay, Wisconsin (sent the other memorial)