In July 2016, the Western Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church elected Karen Oliveto as the first openly lesbian bishop in the denomination. Immediately after her election, opponents filed a complaint with the ecclesiastical Judicial Council to remove her from office. In response, friends and supporters of Bishop Oliveto are sharing letters of gratitude and support using the hashtag #ToBishopKOwithLove.
From: Bishop Gene Robinson
To: Mountain Sky Area of The United Methodist Church