ELCA appoints a 'they' to leadership position

Friday, May 14, 2021
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

'Megan' Rohrer (trans ELCA pastor-bishop)The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America has appointed its first transgender bishop – and at least one evangelical author and educator isn't surprised in the least.

Last Saturday, Evangelical Lutherans in California's Bay Area elected a man who goes by the name "Megan Rohrer" (pictured) to oversee churches and pastors in Northern and Central California and parts of Nevada. Christian apologist Dr. Alex McFarland says he saw this one coming a mile away.

"When you deviate from scriptural fidelity, without fail you digress into leftist activism," says McFarland. "It's because people will have some god or some cause or some ultimate thing to which they attach themselves."

A similar trail was blazed by the Episcopal Church USA when, in June 2003, it elected the denomination's first openly "gay" bishop (Vicky Gene Robinson) to oversee the New Hampshire diocese. Robinson resigned from that post ten years later.

In a tweet, Rohrer said his elevation to the role of bishop rights a wrong that was done at the First Council of Nicaea, which he says limited the role of transgender pastors and bishops. That council met in 325 AD.

McFarland

McFarland says despite the heresy, the ELCA does represent Christ in name and will be held accountable.

"[It is] now the political cause du jour to fall in line with the LGBTQ trans narrative," he offers. "It's ungodly, it's unscriptural – and may God help the [ELCA] repent and turn to Jesus before they stand before the judgment bar of Almighty God one day."

The bright spot, according to McFarland, is that like all the other mainline denominations outside of the Southern Baptist Convention, the ELCA is hemorrhaging members (see related article re: the Episcopal Church). McFarland hopes those who exit the ELCA land in a church that values the scriptures and obeys them.

"For the people who walk away from dead, apostate denominations like the [ELCA], good – may God grant that they wind up somewhere where the truth is loved and proclaimed," he tells One News Now.

According to an NPR report – which refers to Rohrer with the plural pronoun "they" – the now 41-year-old male came out as a lesbian while attending college; and afterwards self-identified as transgender and attended Pacific School of Religion, a "progressive" Lutheran seminary in Berkeley, California. He is currently a pastor in San Francisco.


Image above appears on Rohrer's Facebook page.

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