Skip to comments.L.A. Episcopal Diocese elects openly gay bishop
Posted on 12/07/2009 6:55:55 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Reporting from Los Angeles and Riverside - The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles on Saturday elected the first openly gay bishop since the national church lifted a ban that kept gays out of its highest ordained ministry, a move that deepened divisions between liberals and conservatives in the faith.
Clergy and lay leaders, meeting in Riverside for their annual convention, chose the Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool, 55, who has been in a committed relationship with another woman since 1988, from a field of six candidates. She is a canon, or senior assistant, to the Diocese of Maryland bishops.
Glasspool's election to fill one of two openings for suffragan, or assistant, bishop followed the selection Friday of the Rev. Canon Diane M. Jardine Bruce, 53, the rector of a San Clemente church.
The two became the first women elected as bishops of the diocese in its 114-year history.
"Two women and one of them is gay -- I just think that's great," said Diana Rising, a member of St. Luke's of-the-Mountains Episcopal parish in La Crescenta, where the diocese recently evicted a conservative congregation that had broken away from the church.
Glasspool's election riveted much of the convention as well as the worldwide Anglican Communion, of which the Episcopal Church is the U.S. branch.
She won the Los Angeles post on a seventh ballot, breaking a deadlock with the Rev. Irineo Martir Vasquez, vicar of St. George's Episcopal Church in Hawthorne, that had persisted throughout the day.
Afterward, Glasspool said she thought the voters did not base their decision simply on sexual orientation or any other single characteristic of the candidates.
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The liberals have destroyed every institution they have taken over. The Episcopalian Church is no exception.
What I don’t understand is how come all of these bishopesses are so freaking hot?!? All the hotties are seeking ordination, eh? (MAJOR sarcasm off now)
“Lesbians - It ain’t like in the movies.”
RUSH LIMBAUGH’s UNDENIABLE TRUTH #24 :
“Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society.”
The Episcopal Church. All Homo. All the time. When will it become a sponsor of the Folsom Street Fair?
This is just one of the many reasons why I’m no longer an Episcopalian. I turned to the Catholic Church even before Pope Benedict offered Anglicans a way out.
The Catholic church has already been down this road - with closeted folks. They paid for it dearly in lawsuits for child abuse.
Looks like the Episcopals are going to have to learn the hard way as well.
Jesus H Christmas, the Church of England continues to just outrage common sensibilities and work in league with the devil.
The backlash, when it comes, will be stupendous
Communist Goals (1963):
25) Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography, and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.
26) Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as “normal, natural, and healthy.”
27) Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
28) Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
How many communicants are left in this diocese anyways? Are they living off of trust funds?
This is surprising???? They believe in NOTHING .. they will believe in ANYTHING
Come home to Rome.
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