Lutheran Denomination Ordains First “Transgender” Bishop

“The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has installed Rev. Megan Rohrer as the first openly transgender bishop to serve in the liberal mainline Protestant denomination’s history. For the next six years, Rev. Rohrer, 41, who identifies as both a male and female and uses the pronouns ‘they’ and ‘them,’ will head the California-based ELCA Sierra Pacific Synod. In the role, Rohrer will oversee nearly 200 congregations in Northern California and northern Nevada. ‘My installation will celebrate all that is possible when we trust God to shepherd us forward,’ Rohrer said, according to The Associated Press. In the role, Rohrer promised to ‘love others and love what others love.’”

“ELCA becomes first,” The Christian Post, Sept. 14, 2021