According to the 2010 census, the largest Protestant denomination – boasting more than 50 thousand members statewide – is the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). An ELCA church is present in almost every town large enough to be incorporated in the Big Sky State. And now, the denomination has its first ‘transgender’ bishop.
The ELCA has already appointed transgender pastors, who have oversight over individual, local congregations, but this is the first time a bishop has been appointed over a synod, or group of churches spread throughout a region.
Megan Rohrer is a woman who announced that she was a lesbian as a youth. She is in a sodomy-based relationship referred to erroneously as a “marriage” with a woman, and the two have abused two children through adopting them into such a confusing a debased environment. On Sunday, Rohrer
was elected bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Sierra Pacific synod.
Rohrer appears to exhibit the laziest possible expression of ‘transgendersim,’ keeping her female name, female body frame, female mannerisms, and even female dress (except for dressing in clerical garb, which orthodox Christianity limits to men because of the Bible’s teaching in the pastoral epistles of 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus). Nonetheless, Megan Rohrer insists that she is a man, and the ELCA agrees with her.
Rohrer became the pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in San Francisco in 2014, and also the community chaplain coordinator for the San Francisco Police Department. She was ordained by the ELCA for ministry in 2006.
Butchering English as much as science, Rohrer insists on the pronouns, they and them.
Rohrer told the press, “It’s an honor to be called to serve the Sierra Pacific Synod. During this time when some imagine trans people at their worst, Lutherans have once again declared that transgender people are beautiful children of God. Thank you to everyone who has been praying for me and my family as I accept this call.”
Biblical Christianity, however, limits the designation of “children of God” to those who have entered God’s covenant by grace, through faith. John 1:12 says, “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
Meanwhile, 1 Corinthians 6 says that homosexuals cannot enter the Kingdom of God, because it is a sign that they remain unconverted. But the ELCA confessionally denies the inerrancy of Scripture, insisting the Bible is flawed and often wrong.
Chris Rosebrough, a polemical theologian and ordained Lutheran pastor in Grand Forks, North Dakota, famously said of the ELCA, “It is not evangelical. It is not Lutheran. It is not a church.”
For Montanans who would like to leave their ELCA church because it has abandoned both Christ and the Scriptures, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod might be a good alternative. The conservative Lutheran denomination doesn’t tolerate immorality parades among their clergy, and boasts more than 15 thousand members state-wide. Other denominations that have continued to hold the line on Biblical inerrancy include the Lutheran Brethren and countless Independent Baptist churches and Bible Churches across the state.
The state’s largest Baptist denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, is currently embroiled in a controversy surrounding Critical Theory, and each six of its seminaries have abandoned Christian teachings for Social Religion. Its “conservative resurgence” of the 1980s, in which liberals were purged, has turned out to be largely a failure, as moderates and progressives like Russell Moore and Albert Mohler have stacked denominational leadership with Marxists and Woke Religionists.