As California voters rejected the recall of a governor that closed prisons, suspended the death penalty, enforced vaccine mandates, and enforced COVID-19 statewide restrictions, another crazy, hard to believe event occurred in the state. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Saturday installed a transgender Bishop. The Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer (they/their/them) will serve a six-year term and preside over the Sierra Pacific Synod, which consists of roughly 200 Lutheran congregations. Rohrer’s bio says “Pastor Megan lives near Golden Gate Park with their wife Laurel, two children and three cats.” THEY is pictured mask-less in THEIR bishop vestment with two small children, wearing masks.
This is just one example of how far the church has fallen, yet many will celebrate Rohrer’s installment as a victory for equality, LGBTQ rights, transgender rights, diversity and inclusion. Never mind that this is a mainline denomination posing as a “church” that calls itself “Christ’s Church.” The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s website describes its faith as: “When Lutherans talk about faith, we are talking about the relationship God’s Holy Spirit creates with us. It’s a relationship where God’s promise of steadfast love and mercy in Jesus opens us to a life of bold trust in God and joyful, generous service to everyone we know and meet in daily life.” Therein, it should also adhere to the principles of the Bible.
While the Old Testament says in several places that homosexuality is an abomination, the New Testament also criticizes deviant sexual behavior. Romans 1:18-32 is quite specific in describing the wrath of God against all ungodliness because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed it to them and they are without excuse. Verses 26-27 say, “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another.” 1 Timothy 3:1-7 describes the qualities of a Bishop—husband of one wife, blameless, sober, good behavior, etc. Would God place in leadership someone to hold His truth in unrighteousness? No. But there is also another dark side.
Just as in the picture announcing Rohrer, the message is that this is good for children. Children are a focus of the LGBTQ agenda. What better place to institutionalize it than in the “church,” God’s house? Perhaps, public schools? The LGBTQ evangelical agenda advances under the guise of trusted “church” leaders, school helpers, advisors or teachers. It is an attack on children to confuse, thwart, usurp, and undermine their natural sexuality. If this is occurring in your “church” or school community, understand that silence is complicity. The community of believers is “the church,” not the building or misguided leaders. Same with school districts. That’s why you elect school boards. Stand against it or remove yourself and your kids from it. Going along with this destructive and abusive situation is nothing short of, say it with me…Stupidocrisy.