"Bishop Kevin Kanouse, leader of the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, [disapproved of] the denomination’s decision to accept gay pastors who are in committed, monogamous relationships [in 2009]. Kanouse voted against the resolution, but says he’s staying in the church and urges others to do so." But 6 years later he acknowledges he's gay and comes out to a youth conference. Married 40 years with children, he claims the Holy Spirit led him to announce it.
It still baffles me that librarians, who came out many, many years ago and lived openly with their partners and enjoyed great careers, are braver and more honest than pastors, movie stars, NFL players, and reality show stars. Must be the money—librarian salaries are quite low. I just have no sympathy for this man who lied to his wife, family, church, friends and then actually back stabbed other gays with his vote just a few years ago. Disgusted.