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FlaGator
03-11-2010, 09:52 AM
For what its worth, the heresy continues.



An openly gay priest has received more than the required majority of consents to be confirmed as bishop, the Diocese of Los Angeles reported Wednesday.

According to an unofficial tally, the Rev. Canon Mary Douglas Glasspool has received 61 nods from standing committees in The Episcopal Church. Only 56 are required for confirmation.

"I give thanks for the Standing Commitees’ prompt action," said Los Angeles Bishop Diocesan J. Jon Bruno. "I look forward to the final few consents to come in from the bishops in the next few days, and I give thanks for the fact that we as a church have taken a bold step for just action."

The presiding bishop's office has yet to verify the count.

Glasspool, who has been with her lesbian partner since 1988, was elected in December to the office of bishop suffragan in the Diocese of Los Angeles. Consents to her election would make Glasspool the second openly gay bishop in The Episcopal Church, after V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire whose consecration in 2003 caused uproar.

Dr. Rowan Williams, the spiritual leader of the Anglican Communion – of which The Episcopal Church is the U.S. branch – had expressed concerns over Glasspool's election, especially considering the moratorium on the consecration of bishops living in a same-gender union that Anglican leaders had reaffirmed.


The whole joke is here (http://www.christianpost.com/article/20100311/gay-episcopal-priest-receives-majority-consent/index.html)

linda22003
03-11-2010, 09:54 AM
"hersey"?

FlaGator
03-11-2010, 09:59 AM
"hersey"?

It slipped by my spell checker.

Gingersnap
03-11-2010, 10:08 AM
I'm unsurprised. At this rate, the Episcopal church will be composed of about 47 gay and gray members in 20 years time.

However, the Continuing Churches (such as my own) are always happy to extend a welcome to any Anglican refugees. :D

linda22003
03-11-2010, 10:09 AM
There are still those who think that female clergy at all are a "hersey".

Gingersnap
03-11-2010, 10:15 AM
There are still those who think that female clergy at all are a "hersey".

Somehow, we manage to limp along without the babes in the cassocks. ;)

FlaGator
03-11-2010, 10:18 AM
There are still those who think that female clergy at all are a "hersey".

I don't necessarily have a problem with female clergy. I'm not sure if it's is Biblical and I am not sure if I would attend a church with a woman pastor, but I think that it would mostly depend on her doctrine more than her gender when it came time to make a decision.

Homosexual leader ship is an issue. One who is existing in a state of unrepentant sin is not qualified to shepherd God's people. If the leader can't hold himself or herself to the standards necessary to have a close relationship with God then the message they send from the altar is one that is mixed and hypocritical.

linda22003
03-11-2010, 10:20 AM
I don't necessarily disagree with you; I'm conflicted on the issue but not enough to keep me from church and the liturgy.

As for women "pastures", I didn't think they were there for grazing purposes.

Pastor.
Shepherd.
Altar.

Are you feeling okay today? :confused:

FlaGator
03-11-2010, 10:24 AM
I don't necessarily disagree with you; I'm conflicted on the issue but not enough to keep me from church and the liturgy.

As for women "pastures", I didn't think they were there for grazing purposes.

Pastor.
Shepherd.
Altar.

Are you feeling okay today? :confused:

My mind is distracted by, of all things, work.

Thank you for the corrections

linda22003
03-11-2010, 10:27 AM
My mind is distracted by, of all things, work.

Thank you for the corrections

OK, good. I was hoping it wasn't neurological (that's not a joke or a swipe, it's serious. I've seen it happen, and that was an early warning sign.)