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Nice Follow Through

Posted in News, Religion with tags , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2010 by Chase

In December, Rev. Canon Mary Douglas Glasspool was elected Bishop by the Episcopal Church’s Los Angeles diocese. On Wednesday she was confirmed!

That makes her the second openly homosexual Bishop (along with Rev. V. Gene Robinson) and also one of two female Bishops (along with Bishop-elect Diane M. Jardine Bruce) in the church’s history. Woot!

(From CNN) “The Episcopal Church confirmed its first openly lesbian bishop on Wednesday, six years after its first openly gay bishop took office. “I am profoundly grateful for the many people … who have given their prayers, love, and support during this time of discernment,” Bishop-elect Mary Douglas Glasspool said after learning she’d won support from the majority of her church’s standing committees and diocesan bishops” Read more

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And then there were two…

Posted in LGBT Rights, News, Religion with tags , , , , , on December 6, 2009 by Chase

“The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has elected a lesbian as assistant bishop, the second openly gay bishop in the global Anglican fellowship, which is already deeply fractured over the first.”

“The Rev. Mary Glasspool of Baltimore needs approval from a majority of dioceses across the church before she can be consecrated as assistant bishop in the Los Angeles diocese.” Read more

For context, check out girlonpiano’s post about this topic

Episcopal Church nominates gay and lesbian priests

Posted in LGBT Rights, News, Religion with tags , , , , on August 3, 2009 by girlonpiano

“Three priests in same-sex relationships are among the nominees to become assistant bishops in the US Episcopal church, despite a longstanding request from Anglican leaders for a ban on consecrating openly gay bishops.  Read More

Ban on Gay Episcopal Bishops – over?

Posted in LGBT Rights, News, Religion with tags , , , , , , , on July 14, 2009 by girlonpiano


This issue is one that is particularly close to my heart, since my stepfather and maternal grandfather were both Episcopal priests.  My Mom has always been 100% invested in the Church, and when openly gay priest Gene Robinson was ordained as Bishop in 2003, she looked on with great pride at the progress her Church had made. Continue reading