"The election of Pastor Erwin to the office of bishop occurred because he was the best candidate, not because he was a partnered gay man."
It's hard to believe that we have come this far. However, the last time I checked the Bible does still say in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, "Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God." (NKJV)