Skip to comments.US Anglicans elect woman bishop (Episcopals...also may elect lesbian bishop)
Posted on 12/05/2009 3:13:19 AM PST by markomalley
The US Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has elected the first female bishop in its 114-year history but ended voting for the day with one of two openly gay candidates still vying for the second bishop's position.
Reverend Diane M. Jardine Bruce, rector of St Clement's-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church in San Clemente, was elected at the diocese's annual convention to replace one of two retiring assistant bishops.
Rev Bruce, who was elected in the convention's third ballot, is a former bank executive who has spent the past 12 years working as a priest in Orange County.
Voting for the second spot did not produce a winner and balloting will continue.
The election garnered national attention because two of the six candidates vying for the vacant positions are openly gay. One of those candidates, the Reverend John L Kirkley of San Francisco, withdrew late Friday.
The other, the Reverend Mary D Glasspool, of Baltimore, was one of the top two vote-getters in the first two rounds of balloting for the second position and is considered a favourite.
If elected, she would be the first openly gay bishop since Bishop V Gene Robinson was chosen in New Hampshire in 2003.
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What are they trying to prove?
My x-church. Need I give a reason?