Skip to comments.ELCA Elects First Homosexual Bishop
Posted on 06/01/2013 9:16:54 AM PDT by rhema
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's downward spiral of apostasy took a huge leap when the Southwest California Synod ELCA elected the first ever homosexual bishop of the denomination. The Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin has been elected as bishop of the Southwest California Synod ELCA announced a facebook post by the synod. (See synod facebook page here)
Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin's faculty profile at California Lutheran University where he teaches says this, "Dr. Erwin is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; he and his partner Rob Flynn are members of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church in North Hollywood, CA... (see here)
Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin was ordained as a pastor in the ELCA two years ago. A press release by Lutherans Concerned/North America at the time stated R. Guy Erwin, a teaching theologian at California Lutheran University (CLU), was ordained in the Samuelson Chapel of that institution at 10:00 a.m. on May 11, 2011. He is both gay and in a committed same-gender relationship. His ordination, the fulfillment of a lifetime desire, is made possible by the change in policy in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that followed the decision of the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly to allow ministers in committed, same-gender relationships to serve in the church. (see here)
This is a game changer friends. The approval of homosexuality has always been open defiance of God by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America but now this action announces it to the world and defines what the denomination is about and what they believe.
open defiance was their vote on it a couple years ago, their gay pastors. a gay bishop isn’t hardly their first act of open defiance on this.
The phrase “...and his partner” says that he and the other guy aren’t married. Would it be reasonable to assume they’re enjoying the sexual aspects of their conjugal relationship? Outside of marriage?
Many of us observers aren’t necessarily Victorian prudes, but isn’t extra-marital sex considered sinful behaviors in some sects? And isn’t this guy capable of getting a marriage performed to cover his ecclesiastical ass?
glad you are out?
Competing with the Episcopalians.
That should be it. Now, every homosexual in this country should be employed. This was the last one.
That's what Dan Skogen (whose website has long chronicled the ELCA slide into heresy) states: The approval of homosexuality has always been open defiance of God by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. . .
Martin Luther is rolling in his grave and screaming obscenities at the church he created.
This isn't the "church" he created.
>>The Rev. Dr. Guy Erwin
The Rev Dr Guy Screwin’ ???
It is a spin-off. I will stand by my comment.
God’s going to do a whole lot more than that....time is no longer on our side. ...He’s going to make it impossible to hear the truth because mankind no longer wants it.
Time to choose, ELCA members. Flee from Babylon or support an enemy of the Gospel.
If that is the case, the world and society are going to get a whole lot more interesting, and not in a good way.
Let that organization suffer the consequences.
Even more normal Lutheran churches should be bailing in the near future.
Congratulations to the ELCA for being so “progressive”.
No, two men are incapable of marriage.
I attended and ELCA church in Oceanside, CA, for five years. I’m surprised that a southern California synod has the first gay bishop. I thought the first one would be from the San Fransisco area, Chicago area (where I live), or Ohio. I heard that Trinity Seminary, in Columbus, is the best ELCA seminary for gay students to meet other gays, to date.
May God have mercy on us all.
Open defiance of God .... I suspect He is not amused. This will not end well, either in this world or the hereafter.
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