May 15th, 2010
08:27 PM ET

Episcopal Church consecrates first openly lesbian bishop

The daughter of a priest, the Rev. Mary Glasspool has said that her sexual orientation is 'not an issue.'

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.

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  1. christian

    iI is sad to see how far the church has come. It sickens my heart to see that the church would accept something that the scriptures do not praise but put down. I do not have any animosity to homesexuals, but one who is openly gay should not be a priest being that it is something the bible condems. People can say there own opoins and beliefs on this topic but at the end of the day it is what is said in the bible. That is what i have to say.

    August 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm |
  2. V. Sheldon

    God bless and keep +Mary in her new ministry.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:04 am |
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