Episcopalians Confirm a Second Gay Bishop
A majority of bishops and dioceses of the Episcopal Church have approved the election of the church’s 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.
This is not something that happens very often. Usually christian churches don't like to see women leading the faithful, not to mention the bigotry against gays. So I guess this is a good thing.
Of course, not everyone is happy. Because, you know, she's a lesbian:
Conservative prelates in the Communion had asked the Episcopal Church to refrain from electing any more openly gay bishops, but Episcopalians passed a resolution at their convention in 2009 saying that the church should be open to the ministry of all qualified people, regardless of sexual orientation.
Yeah, that makes sense. It's nice to see a church actually making sense of something, instead of preaching against gays and then trying to hide rapes committed by priests, or famous mega-preachers been found out being gay.
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. I’m breathing again.”
How sweet. Hopefully the Episcopalian church will be an alternative for gays who still believe in a God and want to be part of a religious community without being hated, discriminated, ostracized or damned to hell.
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