Monday, December 07, 2009

LA Times: Episcopal diocese's selection of lesbian bishop draws sharp Anglican rebuke

From here:

The spiritual leader of the global Anglican Communion issued an unusually sharp and swift rebuke Sunday to church leaders in the U.S. over the election of a lesbian bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

In a terse statement, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams delivered a warning to Episcopal bishops, clergy and lay representatives about the confirmation of the Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool, a lesbian who has been in a partnered relationship for two decades.

"The election of Mary Glasspool by the Diocese of Los Angeles as suffragan bishop-elect raises very serious questions not just for the Episcopal Church and its place in the Anglican Communion, but for the Communion as a whole," Williams wrote.

The archbishop pointed out that Glasspool's selection must be confirmed by leaders of the U.S. church before she can be consecrated as a suffragan, or assistant, bishop. "That decision will have very important implications," he said.

Read it all here.

UPDATE:
Kendall Harmon speaks on "the witness of incoherence" here. A must listen!!

7 comments:

Steven in Falls Church said...

"Sharp" rebuke? Lambeth's rebukes are about as sharp as a warm Ho-Ho.

aaytch said...

Yawn.

BabyBlue said...

All I can say, friends, is that Rowan Williams is not kidding. We'll see if the Episcopal House of Bishops is paying attention or not.

bb

Allen said...

I hope that you're right BB, but please answer what teeth the ABC has left that matter?

I mean, what HAS to happen before he lays it out?

We've been waiting....and...nothing.

BabyBlue said...

So sorry, Jefferson (despite your lovely name) Hagrid was roused from his place at the table after that last comment and kindly walked you outside to have a word with you.

bb

Allen said...

Just saw the picture of the bishop-elect.

I won't go any farther.

Andy said...

Ya know BB, I pray that the ABC will gain the sudden shot of courage to to move decisively in the excommunication of TEC from the greater AC. It's clear that their leaders have no desire to play nice in this issue.