Trinity Community Church in Minneapolis made history on Sunday by ordaining the first-ever openly gay minister at a Presbyterian church in Minnesota.
“This is just an enormous step for the Presbyterian Church and such a statement that the church is a place for everyone,” newly-ordained minister Daniel Vigilante told KARE on Sunday. “It’s inclusive. It’s for young and old and gay and straight. Men and women can be a part of it and be in full leadership.”
Vigilante first tried to get ordained 13 years ago, but his he was rejected due to his sexual orientation. He re-entered the ordination process last year after the church decided to accept openly gay and lesbian ministers.
According to Towleroad, about a dozen LGBT ministers have been ordained by the Presbyterian church in the last year.
Watch this video from KARE, broadcast Aug. 25, 2016.
(h/t: The Advocate)