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Sun Sep 12, 2021, 10:52 AM

US Evangelical Lutheran Church installs first openly transgender bishop [View all]

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has installed its first openly transgender bishop in a service held in San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral on Saturday.

The Rev Megan Rohrer will lead one of the church’s 65 synods, overseeing nearly 200 congregations in northern California and northern Nevada.

“My call is ... to be up to the same messy, loving things I was up to before,” Rohrer told worshippers. “But mostly, if you’ll let me, and I think you will, my hope is to love you and beyond that, to love what you love.”

Rohrer was elected in May to serve a six-year term as bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod after its current bishop announced his retirement.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/sep/12/us-evangelical-lutheran-church-installs-first-openly-transgender-bishop

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