EPISCOPAL CHURCH CONSECRATES FIRST OPENLY GAY LESBIAN BISHOP...... Joins Gene Robinson at the top of the church hierarchy

  • HndsmKansan

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    May 16, 2010 3:24 PM GMT
    The Episcopal Church has consecrated its first openly lesbian bishop...
    Glad to hear it.... the catholics can't even imagine a woman at all.....


    FROM CNN:


    By the CNN Wire StaffMay 15, 2010 7:40 p.m. EDT
    The daughter of a priest, the Rev. Mary Glasspool has said that her sexual orientation is "not an issue."STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- The Episcopal Church consecrated its first openly lesbian bishop Saturday in the face of objections from some conservative Anglicans.

    The Rev. Mary Glasspool, 56, is a new bishop surrounded by controversy.

    Conservative factions in the Anglican Communion, a 77 million-member denomination worldwide that includes the Episcopal Church, have opposed the ordination of gay bishops.

    Glasspool is the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church since Gene Robinson took office in New Hampshire in 2004. Episcopalians instituted a temporary ban on gay bishops after Robinson's ordination but revoked that ban last summer.

    The daughter of a priest, Glasspool was one of two openly gay candidates on the slate in the Los Angeles diocese. She has said that her sexual orientation is "not an issue."

    Bishop Jon Bruno of Los Angeles called Glasspool, an ordained priest for 28 years, a "highly qualified and experienced" cleric.

    "She's not afraid of conflict and is a reconciler," Bruno said, according to the Episcopal Church website.

    He added that Glasspool and her partner of 19 years, Becki Sander, are an example of living service and ministry.

    Glasspool is the second female bishop in the 114-year history of the Los Angeles diocese, consecrated just hours after the first, the Rev. Diane Bruce, was consecrated Saturday.

    Glasspool's consecration drew opposition from Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, who said Glasspool's ordination would deepen rifts in the Church.

    It "raises very serious questions not just for the Episcopal Church and its place in the Anglican Communion, but for the Communion as a whole," said Rowan, according to the church's website.

    The Church of Ireland also issued a strong condemnation. That church is part of the Anglican Communion in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

    "We wish to express sorrow that Mary Glasspool, a person who is living in a same-sex relationship, is to be consecrated," the Church of Ireland said in a statement. "The elevation to senior church leadership of a person whose lifestyle is contrary to the will of God revealed in scripture is both wrong and disappointing."

    Conservatives said the Episcopal Church was taking a provocative step that amounts to a deliberate snub to those in the church who believe homosexuality is a sin.
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    May 16, 2010 3:46 PM GMT


    Good for her.

    As for the specious cries of a homosexual's sin of existing, they also used follow this til they discovered what menstruation was...



    The Bible says, "And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles, or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for her before the LORD for the issue of her uncleanness."


    and The Hadith says:

    Tabari I:280 "Allah said, 'It is My obligation to make Eve bleed once every month as she made this tree bleed."

    Dark ages and room temperature IQs, table for too many.

    -Doug

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    May 16, 2010 10:55 PM GMT
    It's all just so wrong. The priesthood was not created for women. I myself could never take the sacrament from a women. Women were givern the right of childbirth, and men for compensation the right of the priesthood. Just as not all women can have children not all men can behold the priesthood. But it was never meant for women. Just because we may want something, doesn't mean we have the right to have it sorry. But the priesthood was not created for women. This is an abomination. Just because there is support for this, doesnt make it right.........
  • GQjock

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    May 17, 2010 1:53 AM GMT
    Women were given the right of childbirth, and men for compensation the right of the priesthood.

    and what deity .... gave us this little priceless piece of crap?
    Religion has been a way and a tool to subjugate women and other minorities for thousands of years and that one little sentence you iterated is all part and parcel
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    May 17, 2010 2:19 AM GMT



    ...but in another topic Mr P stated how disinterested he is in religion, so we're a bit confused by that post Mr P.



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    May 17, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    Pattison saidJust because we may want something, doesn't mean we have the right to have it sorry.


    Well the church allowed it, so apparently she does have the right.




    Pattison saidWomen were givern the right of childbirth,


    Did you eat a lot of paint chips containing lead when you were a child?