Lesbian Episcopal priest elected LA

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Sun, 12-06-2009 - 11:16am

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5h_IMe5KdW7-YS9ypcVLy79XKraCQD9CDEB980

from the article:

"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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Also:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/12/newly-elected-gay-episcopal-bishop-excited-about-churchs-future.html

http://www.sfexaminer.com/nation/78622147.html



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Mon, 12-07-2009 - 9:50am

I look forward to the day when appointees are discussed on their merits, rather than on irrelevant characteristics.

DD

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Mon, 12-07-2009 - 10:43am
Same here.


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Wed, 12-09-2009 - 6:35pm

Well, I am an Episcopalian in the L.A. Diocese, and I look forward to the day when one's sexual orientation IS considered irrelevant within the entire Episcopal church (not to mention the Anglican Communion), but we aren't there yet.

That said -- and with the caveat that a terrific priest (and one whom officiated at my mom's memorial service) was nominated but not elected bishop suffragan -- I am proud that my diocese risked the ire of the national church and the Anglican Communion to choose the best candidates for the position(s) (since there were 2 suffragans elected.)

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Sun, 05-16-2010 - 9:31pm

Just to follow up, the consecration was yesterday :)

Episcopal church in LA ordains 2nd gay bishop

(AP) – 1 day ago

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Episcopal Church has ordained its second openly gay bishop.

Church spokesman Bob Williams says the Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool, of Baltimore, was consecrated Saturday at a ceremony attended by 3,000 people in Long Beach, Calif.

Glasspool and another female bishop are also the first two women bishops ordained in the 114-year history of the Diocese of Los Angeles.

Glasspool and the Rev. Canon Diane Jardine Bruce were elected last December.

The Episcopal Church, which is the Anglican body in the United States, caused turmoil in the church in 2003 by consecrating the first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire.

Breakaway Episcopal conservatives have formed a rival church, the Anglican Church in North America.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jzw85Io7SKBEfEHOweJ2KcTOw0cwD9FNIKNO0

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Sun, 05-16-2010 - 9:32pm
:)
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Sun, 05-16-2010 - 10:35pm
Glad to see this! :)


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