Lesbian Episcopal priest elected LA
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|Sun, 12-06-2009 - 11:16am|
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"Lesbian Episcopal priest elected LA assist. bishop
(AP) – 17 hours ago
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has elected the second openly gay bishop in the national church and the world Anglican fellowship.
The Rev. Mary Glasspool of Baltimore won election as assistant bishop in Los Angeles in voting Saturday. The first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, was consecrated in 2003.
The Episcopal Church is the Anglican body in the United States. The election of Robinson already has deeply fractured the global Anglican Communion.
Within the United States, theologically conservative Episcopalians this year formed a rival church, called the Anglican Church in North America.
Glasspool lives with a female partner. Her election as assistant bishop must be approved by a majority of national church leaders."
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