Evangelical Lutheran Church of America installs first openly transgender bishop
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America installed its first openly transgender bishop on Saturday.
Driver the news: Rev. Megan Rohrer was installed as bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America after being elected in May to serve a six-year term.
- Rohrer became one of seven LGBTQ pastors accepted by the progressive Evangelical Lutheran church in 2010 after it allowed ordination of pastors in same-sex relationships.
What they're saying: “I step into this role because a diverse community of Lutherans in Northern California and Nevada prayerfully and thoughtfully voted to do a historic thing,” Rohrer said, per AP.
- “My installation will celebrate all that is possible when we trust God to shepherd us forward,”Rohrer said.