L.A. Episcopal Diocese elects openly lesbian bishop

Los Angeles’ Episcopal Diocese elected an openly lesbian priest as assistant bishop on Saturday, a move likely to stoke more tensions in the global Anglican community over the divisive issue of gay clergy.

The Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool, 55, of Baltimore is the first openly gay priest chosen as an Episcopal bishop since Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, whose 2003 consecration deeply strained church unity. Her election must be approved by the national church.

via L.A. Episcopal Diocese elects openly lesbian bishop | Reuters.

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

6 thoughts on “L.A. Episcopal Diocese elects openly lesbian bishop

  1. I don’t know about this person, but I always wondered if they named Robinson and confirmed him just to spite the rest of their church. After all, he’s deficient in many, many ways …

    This seeming need to shove sin in the face of the rest of their church is very sad.

  2. If the Church continues to stand soft on this grave sexual sin, it will only continue. Strange, but from what I read here (and LA is only about 50 miles from where I am at present), many, ECUSA Churches and congregations don’t want female priests. They prefer men. I wonder why? I am going by data here (which most will never see it appears?) But thank God I am not in and under ECUSA!

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