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Episcopal Church Approves 2nd Gay Bishop
New York Times ^ | 03/17/2010 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN

Posted on 03/17/2010 7:43:01 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

A majority of bishops and dioceses of the Episcopal Church have approved the election of the church’s second openly gay bishop, the Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, a decision likely to increase the tension with fellow Anglican churches around the world that do not approve of homosexuality.

The worldwide Anglican Communion, the network of churches connected to the Church of England, has been in turmoil since the Americans elected their first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson, in New Hampshire in 2003. Theological conservatives in the Communion say the Bible condemns homosexuality, while liberals say the Scripture is open to interpretation.

Bishop Glasspool, 56, is to be consecrated as one of two new assistant bishops, known as suffragan bishops, in Los Angeles on May 15. Both elected suffragan bishops are women — the first ever to serve in the diocese.

Both were elected at a convention of the diocese in December, but according to church rules had to win the approval of a majority of the bishops and standing committees (made up of clergy and laypeople) of the church’s 110 dioceses. Bishop Glasspool’s confirmation was never certain.

Bishop Glasspool, who has been serving in Maryland as an adviser to the bishops for nine years, said Wednesday in an interview: “I feel overjoyed. I feel relieved. I’m breathing again.”

She and her partner, Becki Sander, a postgraduate student in social work, have been together for 22 years.

The bishop said she intended to reach out to those who opposed her. Asked whether she anticipated that her election would have repercussions in the Anglican Communion, she said, “While I understand that not everyone rejoices, I don’t understand what will functionally be different tomorrow than today with respect to our relationships around the world.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: bishophomosexuality; ecusa; episcopal; gay; homosexualagenda; homosexualbishop; losangeles; religiousleft; sin

1 posted on 03/17/2010 7:43:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They are toast. It’s over.


2 posted on 03/17/2010 7:44:48 PM PDT by ducdriver (judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta. (Ps. 42))
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To: SeekAndFind

They can room together


3 posted on 03/17/2010 7:45:25 PM PDT by Bob Eimiller (appeasement "it's the idea that if you feed the alligator he will eat you last." Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, that is Bible-based!!!


4 posted on 03/17/2010 7:45:40 PM PDT by elpinta (DC, TSA: things that make me puke.)
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To: SeekAndFind


The Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool




5 posted on 03/17/2010 7:46:01 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Ugh. That’s a Bishop, Baby?


6 posted on 03/17/2010 7:48:18 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind; Bob Eimiller; ducdriver

A God scorned will unleash the fury of hell.


7 posted on 03/17/2010 7:52:31 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: SeekAndFind

This will send traditional Anglicans to the Catholic church in droves. Good thing Benedict has paved that road for them.

- JP


8 posted on 03/17/2010 7:53:13 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("We cannot spare this woman. She fights" - David Karki, regarding Sarah Palin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Interesting jacket. In the “If you can’t say something nice mode”.


9 posted on 03/17/2010 7:57:29 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Once more unto the breech, dear friends; once more!


10 posted on 03/17/2010 7:58:27 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (A gentleman in the drawing room; a rapist in the boudoir.)
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To: SeekAndFind
The Ten Commandments become The Nine Suggestions.Atheism's obviously on the rise in the Anglican Church.
11 posted on 03/17/2010 7:58:43 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t that a picture of Lee Marvin? I think it is.


12 posted on 03/17/2010 8:00:30 PM PDT by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is the new American plan.
The Gays take over the church, and the Marxist take over the government.
Thank God I left in time.

I was a senior warden of an Episcopal church.
I have not, however, been in one in over 15 years.


13 posted on 03/17/2010 8:01:09 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: elpinta

Might as well rip out certain pages of the Bible as well-—
these Gay bishops seek the approval of mankind yet ignore the Word of the Almighty in the Book they preach from. Have at it....


14 posted on 03/17/2010 8:02:13 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

They are trying to be the smallest sect on the planet. The plan is working.


15 posted on 03/17/2010 8:03:06 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: SeekAndFind

They cannot help themselves, they simply must dismantle a once great Church and replace it with humanism’s products.

Are there any Faithful diocess left in the Episcopalian Church?


16 posted on 03/17/2010 8:04:49 PM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: ducdriver

True


17 posted on 03/17/2010 8:12:40 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gives them someone else to sing, hop and skip with down to the alter, and say a few prayers before they really get down to business. Lucifer must be laughing has ass off.


18 posted on 03/17/2010 8:12:40 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: broken_arrow1

Oops, its apples and oranges - a fag and a lesbo. No getting down to business there.


19 posted on 03/17/2010 8:15:14 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: SeekAndFind

FABULOUS!!!!!



20 posted on 03/17/2010 8:17:20 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: padre35

That is so sad. I can’t begin to imagine how sad it is for those leaving the church because of this.


21 posted on 03/17/2010 8:18:44 PM PDT by hstacey (An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure...)
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To: aberaussie; Aeronaut; aliquando; AlternateViewpoint; AnalogReigns; Archie Bunker on steroids; ...
The Episcopal Church became a "Full Communion Partner" of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in AD 2001, after both adopted the clergy interchangeability statement "Called to Common Mission".

It will be interesting to see which of the ELCA's Metrosexual Synods (big "blue" cities) will be the first to follow suit in electing a gaysbian Bishop



Lutheran (EL C S*A) Ping!

* as of August 19, AD 2009, a liberal protestant SECT, not part of the holy, catholic and apostolic CHURCH.

Keep a Good Lent!

22 posted on 03/17/2010 8:21:39 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does the reformed Anglican church allow for female bishops?


23 posted on 03/17/2010 8:21:55 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (Mugabi will look like Reagan when this thing is over with)
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To: SeekAndFind

Guilty!! Oh wait, wrong thread.

Anyway, can one become a former Episcopalian twice?


24 posted on 03/17/2010 8:34:21 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: SeekAndFind

‘nuff said.


25 posted on 03/17/2010 8:37:55 PM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: SeekAndFind

GUILTY !!

Can’t say I’ve ever seen a clerical before that was a faux military jacket with bird poop or paintball prints on it. God have mercy!


26 posted on 03/17/2010 8:42:00 PM PDT by RedDogzRule (I Corinthians 6:9 - The sexually immoral and the homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God.)
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To: hstacey

They should have left due to their communist membership in WCC a long time ago. If it takes gays in power to wake them up, what’s so sad about that?


27 posted on 03/17/2010 8:43:16 PM PDT by genetic homophobe
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To: genetic homophobe
Well here’s the deal. I would be lost without my faith and my church and to watch it crumble as this one has, is truly sad. The Episcopal churches who have left are having their assessts frozen so their only out is to merge with the Catholic church...BTW I’m Catholic and welcome them with open arms but it’s still very sad.
28 posted on 03/17/2010 8:47:49 PM PDT by hstacey (An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure...)
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To: hstacey

So can I do anything I want because the Episcopalians say it is “open to interpretation”?


29 posted on 03/17/2010 8:50:13 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: boop

The bible does not say that does it...


30 posted on 03/17/2010 8:52:04 PM PDT by hstacey (An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure...)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Jesus Christ is the sacrifice of peace offering.
The people who ordained this woman did not read the law of peace offering in Lev 7:16.

16 But if the sacrifice of his offering is a vow or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offers his sacrifice; but on the next day the remainder of it also may be eaten; 17 the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day must be burned with fire. 18 And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offering is eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, nor shall it be imputed to him; it shall be an abomination to him who offers it, and the person who eats of it shall bear guilt.
19 ‘The flesh that touches any unclean thing shall not be eaten. It shall be burned with fire. And as for the clean flesh, all who are clean may eat of it. 20 But the person who eats the flesh of the sacrifice of the peace offering that belongs to the LORD, while he is unclean, that person shall be cut off from his people. 21 Moreover the person who touches any unclean thing, such as human uncleanness, an unclean animal, or any abominable unclean thing,[a] and who eats the flesh of the sacrifice of the peace offering that belongs to the LORD, that person shall be cut off from his people.’”

Jesus is the peace offering and a voluntary one. His flesh which he invites us to eat so we can be sanctified is available for only two days (2000 years). By the third day it must be all burned up.

In short, the Church age will end in 20 year. After two days, he offers the flesh (what Christ refers eat my flesh and drink my blood) and the one who takes it will bear guilt and it (the righteousness of Christ) will not be imputed to him. This must explain why the great increase of lawlessly in the end time. We are just seeing the beginning of it.


31 posted on 03/17/2010 8:52:44 PM PDT by jeanguy04
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To: hstacey

Well, the Episcopals only have two openly gay bishops. Aren’t you concerned about your lavender seminaries?


32 posted on 03/17/2010 9:10:18 PM PDT by genetic homophobe
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To: SeekAndFind

She is at least twice not qualified: homosexual and not a “one woman man”


33 posted on 03/17/2010 9:27:13 PM PDT by LiteKeeper ("It's the peoples' seat!")
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s over. You’ve made your point and Rome has heard it. Please come home.


34 posted on 03/18/2010 5:15:38 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mary Cesspool — the dyke version of Vikie Gene Robinson


35 posted on 03/18/2010 5:19:01 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: SeekAndFind
Nausea Junction
36 posted on 03/18/2010 8:31:12 AM PDT by Redleg Duke
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To: SeekAndFind

How many murderers have they elected Bishop so far?


37 posted on 03/18/2010 8:35:33 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
How many murderers have they elected Bishop so far?

I don't know, but as for child abuse, or people who HIDE instances of child abuse... hmmm....
38 posted on 03/18/2010 8:55:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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