Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
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The country's largest Lutheran denomination will install its first openly gay and first Native American bishop.
Openly gay Lutheran bishop-elect Guy Erwin will join the contingent of Lutherans who participate in the Los Angeles Pride march tomorrow. It's been a tradition for the Lutheran bishop to ride in a car during the march, and Erwin will now be able to ride as Bishop-elect.
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In a historic move, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has elected its first-ever openly gay bishop. The Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin has been elected to a six-year term to the Southwest California Synod, which encompasses the greater Los Angeles area.
One lesbian Presbyterian is ordained while another is rebuked. And several stories examine the support for marriage equality in Black and Latino faith communities.
Retired Bishop Herbert Chilstrom reminds the Roman Catholic bishops that they have been champions of human rights for American citizens in the past, and calls on them to pause and reflect on their position regarding marriage equality for the people of Minnesota.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is meeting this week, November 14-16 in Baltimore, Maryland.