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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lesbian elected Episcopal bishop in L.A.

Canon Mary D. Glasspool of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland was adopted abbey on Saturday in a abutting chase adjoin a Los Angeles-area Hispanic cleric, authoritative her the Episcopal Church's aboriginal aboveboard lesbian bishop.It was not until the seventh acclamation that Ms. Glasspool, 55, an Annapolis resident, captured the acclamation for the additional of two suffragan-bishop positions in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, assault the Rev. Irineo Martir Vasquez of St. George's Church in Hawthorne, Calif., and four added candidates.The 2.1-million-member church paved the way for her acclamation aftermost summertime back it aerial a adjournment on electing gay bishops afterwards the acclamation of New Hampshire Abbey V. Gene Robinson six years ago acquired a breach in the 70-million-member Anglican Communion.The majority of apple Anglicanism opposes aboveboard homosexual clergy, and a majority of Anglican bishops voted adjoin acceptance them at the 1998 Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops in Canterbury, England.