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Rev. R. Guy Erwin elected first openly gay bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Rev. R. Guy Erwin elected first openly gay bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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Lutherans elect first openly gay bishop

Signals a shift for Christianity

For more than two decades, the Rev. R. Guy Erwin couldn’t officially be a priest in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. On Friday, he was elected a bishop.