Saturday, May 15, 2010

Celebration in the Episcopal Church

From Associated Press and, celebration today in the Episcopal Church:

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Seven years after the Episcopal Church caused an uproar by consecrating its first openly gay bishop, it has done the same thing again – only this time with a woman.

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."

Now, the next step: not having to highlight it is a woman, who happens to be a lesbian, who is ordained and consecrated as a bishop.



1 comment:

manxxman said...

I agree with the "next step" thing......but let's just sit back for a moment and enjoy this moment.