N.Y. Episcopal Priest to Marry Gay Partner

The priest heading an Episcopal parish in Bath, N.Y., has decided to marry his longtime gay partner, according to a recent announcement. The Very Rev. J. Brad Benson, rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, plans to get married this summer in a state where same-sex marriage is legal. “After twenty years of loving relationship, my partner Carl Johengen and I have decided that it is ...

Archbishop Peter Jensen: Glasspool election Sanctifies Sin

Peter Jensen, Archbishop of Sydney, has released the below media statement regarding the election of the Reverend Mary Glasspool, a partnered lesbian, as a Bishop in Los Angeles in The Episcopal Church. The American Episcopal Election Media Statement 18/3/10 With the election of the Reverend Mary Glasspool, a partnered lesbian, as a Bishop in Los Angeles in The Episcopal Church, the Anglican Communion reaches another ...

Episcopal Church to Ordain 2nd Openly Gay Bishop

The Episcopal Church has confirmed that it will ordain its second openly gay bishop. After receiving the required majority of consents from the wider church, the Rev. Canon Mary Douglas Glasspool was informed on Wednesday by the presiding bishop’s office that the consent process for her consecration was complete. “I am profoundly grateful for the many people – in Los Angeles, in Maryland, and around ...

Gay Episcopal Priest Receives Majority Consent

An openly gay priest has received more than the required majority of consents to be confirmed as bishop, the Diocese of Los Angeles reported Wednesday. According to an unofficial tally, the Rev. Canon Mary Douglas Glasspool has received 61 nods from standing committees in The Episcopal Church. Only 56 are required for confirmation. “I give thanks for the Standing Commitees’ prompt action,” said Los Angeles ...