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Vanguard Pastors - 1961-1971 - Oral Histories (Learn more about the work of the Rev. Charles Lewis) Oral Histories and audio from: Susan Stryker, Paul Gabriel, Megan Rohrer and the Pacifica Audio Archive. Photos courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society. Video edited and written by Megan Rohrer for the Vanguard Revisited speaking tour multimedia exhibit. 2011
Extraordinary Ordination of Pastor Megan Rohrer, November 18, 2006 - Part One
Extraordinary Ordination of Pastor Megan Rohrer, November 18, 2016 - Part Two
July 25, 2010 Rite of Reception for the SPS7: In 1990 two San Francisco Lutheran Churches, St. Francis and First United, defied the policy that prevented openly GLBT individuals from serving as pastors when they ordained a gay man and a lesbian couple. As a result the two churches were expelled from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). More than 20 years later: 18 pastors had been ordained in defiance of the church, 3 pastors were removed by trial and and countless others were denied the ability to serve openly as GLBT pastors in the Lutheran Church. The ELCA changed its policies and this was the first group of GLBT pastors who faithfully served the church, despite their undocumented status, tobe recognized by the ELCA. Seven GLBT pastors, from the Bay Area were either received or reinstated to the ELCA roster of pastors.
Sermon of Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson at the Installation of Bishop Guy Erwin (first openly gay Bishop to serve in the ELCA: September 21, 2013
Remarks of Bishop Guy Erwin After His Installation: Sept 21, 2013 at California Lutheran University