Episcopal Church consecrates another gay bishop

Although the 2003 consecration of openly gay and partnered New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson still threatens to implode the worldwide Anglican Communion, the U.S. Episcopal Church consecrated a second openly gay and partnered bishop on May 15.

The Diocese of Los Angeles elevated the Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool to the position of suffragan bishop in a ceremony at the Long Beach Arena that was disrupted by two anti-gay protesters.

“The world’s transformed only if we turn to each and every one of our brothers and sisters and see the face of Christ superimposed on them,” said co-consecrator Bishop Jon Bruno of Los Angeles.

There are about 70,000 Episcopalians in the six-county Diocese of Los Angeles.

By Rex Wockner


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