Megan Rohrer made history in 2021 when she became the first transgender person to hold the position of bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
As a result of claims of racism within the community, a transgender bishop in the state of California has decided to retire from his position.
A year ago, Bishop Megan Rohrer of San Francisco made history by becoming the first bishop in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to openly identify as transgender. Bishop Rohrer is the first transgender person to hold the position of bishop in the ELCA. A vote was taken in December to remove Nelson Rabell-Gonzalez from his position as pastor of Rohrer’s largely Latino congregation in the wake of an investigation into allegations of verbal harassment reportedly caused a backlash, as reported by The News God. The vote was taken in response to an investigation into the allegations of verbal harassment.
On December 12, Rohrer may be seen on videotape breaking the news to Gonzalez that he has been terminated from his position with the organization. It is possible to eavesdrop on a few of the individuals in the audience who are yelling questions at Rohrer.
“Today marks the arrival of a day that Pastor Nelson feels has been anxiously awaiting for a very long time. Because to him, a considerable amount of positive outcomes have been produced. Whenever we might need his support, he is available to us.” According to the Associated Press’s account, a member of the congregation offered their thoughts.