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06/03/2013

Another faithful 'first ever': ELCA elects openly devoted bishop (*who happens to be gay)

by Jeremy Hooper

With all of the Illinois hubbub on Friday, I missed this, the historic news that Bishop Gene Robinson will now have to share his time on the condemned-by-the-religious-right circuit:

12749 10100555062726641 1182542291 N In a historic move, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has elected its first-ever openly gay bishop. The Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin has been elected to a six-year term to the Southwest California Synod, which encompasses the greater Los Angeles area. GLAAD is working with Dr. Erwin and LGBT advocacy organizations within the Lutheran Church to bring media attention to this historic election for the denomination.
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READING: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America elects first openly gay bishop [GLAAD]

But actually, the fact that I missed this news is kind of a statement in and of itself. Even when I started, nine or so years ago, something like this would have been a huge, headline-grabbing moment. Increasingly, these "first-ever" developments just are. And in the increasing non-event status of these kinds of milestones, even within religious communities, lies testament to our rapid and unchanging progress.

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