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Los Angeles elects two suffragans

Updated Sunday morning

The Diocese of Los Angeles has elected two women as suffragan bishop. They are:

This election is attracting more attention than most suffragan bishoprics do, because of Canon Glasspool’s status as “openly gay partnered”.

Diocesan press releases:
L.A. diocese elects Diane Bruce as bishop suffragan
L.A. Episcopal diocese elects Glasspool as bishop suffragan

First media reports:

Associated Press Lesbian Episcopal priest elected LA assist. bishop

AP via San Francisco Chronicle Christopher Weber and Rachel Zoll 2nd gay bishop for Episcopal Church, Anglicans

Los Angeles Times Larry Stammer Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles elects openly gay bishop and later Newly elected gay Episcopal bishop: Excited about church’s future and later still, L.A. Episcopal Diocese elects openly gay bishop by Larry Stammer and Paul Pringle

Press-Enterprise Lesbian priest from Maryland elected Episcopal bishop at Riverside meeting by Larry Olson

Baltimore Sun Md. priest becomes first lesbian Episcopal bishop

BBC US Episcopal Church elects second gay bishop headline changed to Rift flares after US Episcopal Church elects gay bishop after a write-through

Mail on Sunday Jonathan Petre Fury as lesbian is chosen by Anglican Church to be a bishop

Press Association Lesbian elected US Anglican bishop

ENS news reports:
Los Angeles diocese elects Diane Jardine Bruce as first woman bishop suffragan
Los Angeles diocese elects openly gay bishop suffragan: Mary Douglas Glasspool

Press Releases:
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Father Ron Smith

“Reaction to Glasspool’s election was swift. The Rev. Canon Kendall Harmon, canon theologian from the Diocese of South Carolina, said the election represents an intransigent embrace of a pattern of life Christians throughout history and the world have rejected as against biblical teaching – Episcopal Life on line – Harmon’s reflections are a good ‘stalking horse’ for the climate of dissent from the acceptance of women and gays into the ministry of the Church. Whenever I see a statement from him on the web, I almost automatically assume that his message means death to some Gospel initiative in the Anglican… Read more »

choirboyfromhell
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choirboyfromhell

Well I’m sure ++RW will have something to say IMMEDIATELY about this horrible travesty!

karen macqueen+
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karen macqueen+

By the grace of God and the movement of the Holy Spirit, two remarkable women, Diane Bruce and Mary Glasspool, have been elected as suffragan bishops in the Diocese of Los Angeles at our annual convention. Both women are very well educated. Both women are persons of outstanding character, faithfulness, and personal holiness. Both women have extraordinary records of ever increasing service and responsibility in The Episcopal Church. Both women have spent most of their adult lives in committed relationships, Diane with her husband Steve and Mary with her partner Becki. Of course the usual suspects have begun the howling… Read more »

BillyD
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Fury?

Leonardo Ricardo
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We are your Sisters, Brothers, Moms, Dads, Best Friends and acquaintances…we are the people that ride the bus with you, share a pew with you (and always have) and often work right alongside of you. We admire leaders who give us hope and the ability to help us see through our self-deceptions and spiritually guide us as we move beyond selfishness, abusive behavior (to ourselves and others) and humbly face our fears, our hate and often plain greed and our ability to deceive. Most often it takes more than simple spiritual guidance when Iยดm not listening to the sound of… Read more »

JCF
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JCF

“The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone: this is The LORD’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes!”

Thank you, DioLA, and God bless TEC! Alleluia! ๐Ÿ˜€

Erika Baker
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Erika Baker

I wonder how many married couples will divorce because of this family and faith destroying move!

The new Bishop Glasspool will need much prayer and support to cope with all the vitriol that will be heaped on her from now on. She’s a courageous woman!

Hugh of Lincoln
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Hugh of Lincoln

Lovely to see Gene under the headline “lesbian bishop” ๐Ÿ˜‰

MARK WHARTON
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MARK WHARTON

LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US!

Robert Ian williams
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Robert Ian williams

And ecumenical relations with the Catholic Church will be full steam ahead….so don’yt worry about any wimpering from the Vtican!

Erika Baker
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Erika Baker

“LORD HAVE MERCY UPON US!”

He did, dear Mark, he did. That’s why this happened.

Columba Gilliss
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Columba Gilliss

I rejoice in both elections but particularly that of Mary as I have had the gift of her friendship for many years and serve in the diocese of Maryland. My prayers are offered for all involved.
Columba Gilliss

anthony
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anthony

Sadly, Bishop Bruce has been left in the shadows. And that ain’t right.

Richard Zevnik
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Richard Zevnik

The Rev. Canon Diane Jardine Bruce will never be left in the shadows, as anyone who knows her fully understands. The Diocese elected the two most qualified candidates.

BillyD
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How do people feel about ENS leading with “Los Angeles diocese elects openly gay bishop suffragan”? On the one hand, it’s news, I suppose – more news than an episcopal election usually is.* On the other hand, this singling out her sexuality seems to me to be the sort of thing that one usually finds in the GAFCONite or the secular press.

*But presumably this is not so much news from an ECUSA POV; for us it’s just another episcopal election…we have them all the time…