Episcopal lesbian bishop calls election liberating

The Episcopal church elected a lesbian bishop, stirring up some controversy about what the election could mean to the church

The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles elected a lesbian priest; some feel that her role in the church is divisive, according to an article from the Associated Press.

Reverend Mary Glasspool photo from weblogs.baltimoresun.com/ news/faith/2009/09/
Reverend Mary Glasspool photo from weblogs.baltimoresun.com/ news/faith/2009/09/

The 55-year-old Reverend Mary Glasspool has been with her partner since 1988 and believes that her election was “liberating for the denomination.”

“I’ve committed my life as a life of service to the people of Jesus Christ, and what hurts is the sense that anybody might have that my name or my servant-hood could be perceived as divisive,” Glasspool said.

Glasspool is the second openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church as well as the world Anglican fellowship.

To read the full article go here.

-Katelynd Jarvis

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