Sunday, May 16, 2010

First openly lesbian bishop ordained by Episcopal Church

Seven years since the Episcopal Church caused controversy by consecrating its first openly gay bishop, the church has done the same thing yet again, except this time with a woman.

According to the Associated Press, which reported on the appointment:

The Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool, of Baltimore, was ordained and consecrated on Saturday, making her the second openly gay bishop in church history and one of the first two female bishops in the Diocese of Los Angeles' 114-year history.
She was installed at Long Beach Arena before 3,000 people, who burst into applause at the end, church spokesman Bob Williams said.
Just before the ceremony began, a man stood, shouted about the need to repent and held up a sign that read "Do not be deceived, homosexuals will not inherit the kingdom of God."
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