An openly gay black man has been overwhelmingly elected to be the next leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.
Rev. Deon K. Johnson appeared in a video with his husband shortly after the results were announced, speechless by the applause.
“Thank you so very much for this awesome responsibility,” said Johnson, after he regained his composure. “We are so looking forward to continuing this adventure that God has called us to with you and the amazing people that make up the diocese.”
“While Christian denominations have struggled on the issue of homosexuality for years, many Episcopalian churches are among those that believe the traditional definition of marriage needs to expand, ‘STL Today’ reports.
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