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    It's a pretty inspiring the story, but Pearson is not the first high-profile person to suddenly renounce antigay views.

    Herbert Chilstrom, the former presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a self-described "evangelical conservative" (in his own words) was reponsible for codifying several antigay rules in Lutheran ecclesiastical law during his tenure in the late 1980s/early 1990s. At the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in 2001, Chilstrom delivered a very touching speech calling for the full inclusion of GLBT individuals in parish life.

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