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Abstract: 1990 disciplne decision provides precedents for Schmeling case.
Bishop Warren's appeal seems unaware of the precedent set in 1990 by the Hearing Committee that expelled St. Francis and First United (both in San Francisco) from the ELCA. That Committee's decision was also critical of the policy that caused the churches to be expelled, and in the hope that the policy would change, the committee imposed a five year stay on the expulsion of the two churches.(Vol. I, xx, March 23, 2007 )