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Protestant Denomination Elects First Transgender Bishop, Who Celebrates 'Dismantling' Theology

Tré Goins-Phillips : May 14, 2021  Faithwire.com

“I haven't really figured out how I want to have my body in the rest of my life." -Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer

[Faithwire.com] Over the weekend, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America became the first mainline Protestant denomination to elect a transgender bishop. (Screengrab image)

The Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer, who was born female but now identifies as male, using the pronouns "he" and "they," was elected Saturday, May 8, to serve as bishop of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the ELCA.

Rohrer was approved by 209 votes, barely surpassing the Rev. Jeff Johnson, pastor of University Lutheran Chapel of Berkeley, who received 207 votes, according to a press release from the denomination.

The transgender pastor, currently leading Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in San Francisco, will be installed as bishop Sept. 11 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Walnut Creek, California.

Rohrer has made news before. In 2018, the minister was featured in Cosmopolitan. Rohrer, who identified solely as "they" at the time, said, "I haven't really figured out how I want to have my body in the rest of my life"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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