June 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm EDT | by Staff reports
Lutheran leaders elect first openly gay bishop

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has elected its first openly gay bishop, USA Today and several other newspapers have reported.

Rev. R. Guy Erwin was elected Friday at a church annual assembly.

The church’s rules changed in 2009 to allow gays and lesbians to be ordained in the largest U.S. Lutheran denomination, the USA Today story said. Read it in full here.

 

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