Skip to comments.Episcopal Church Approves 2nd Gay Bishop
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 churchs 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 churchs 110 dioceses. Bishop Glasspools 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. Im 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 dont understand what will functionally be different tomorrow than today with respect to our relationships around the world.
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They are toast. It’s over.
They can room together
Yeah, that is Bible-based!!!
Ugh. That’s a Bishop, Baby?
A God scorned will unleash the fury of hell.
This will send traditional Anglicans to the Catholic church in droves. Good thing Benedict has paved that road for them.
Interesting jacket. In the “If you can’t say something nice mode”.
Once more unto the breech, dear friends; once more!
Isn’t that a picture of Lee Marvin? I think it is.
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.
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....
They are trying to be the smallest sect on the planet. The plan is working.
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?
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.
Oops, its apples and oranges - a fag and a lesbo. No getting down to business there.
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