Lutherans elect first openly gay bishop

(CNN) 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. Erwin’s election signals a shift not only for the ELCA – the nation’s seventh largest church – but also for American Christianity. To date, only one other mainline Protestant church, the Episcopal Church, has ele... »