(RNS1-jun3) The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected its first openly gay bishop, the Rev. R. Guy Erwin, to oversee churches in Southern California. For use with RNS-GAY-BISHOP, transmitted on June 3, 2013, Photo courtesy California Lutheran University.
(RNS4-OCT13) Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson, second from right, serves breakfast to the
homeless during a visit to the Church of the Epiphany in Washington. Robinson, who is openly
gay, says he is not “anxious” about a forthcoming report on his consecration from the Anglican
Communion. See RNS-GAY-BISHOP, transmitted Oct. 13, 2004. Photo by Jamie Rose.