Patt Morrison for December 9, 2009

The highest stained glass ceiling

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The highest stained glass ceiling

Two women have been elected as suffragan, or assistant, bishops to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. If confirmed, they would be the first female bishops in the 114-year history of the Episcopal Church. You might think, it’s about time but one of them, Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool, is a lesbian. That compounds the road to confirmation because leaders of the Anglican Communion have been deeply divided over the appointment of homosexual bishops--they only recently (in July) lifted a ban on electing them to the lofty position. The Archbishop of Canterbury is warning that confirming Rev. Glasspool could further divide the Anglican Communion and “raise serious questions not just for the Episcopal Church and its place in the Anglican Communion, but for the Communion as a whole.”

Guests:

Rt. Rev J. Jon Bruno, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles

Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool, Suffragan bisop-elect, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles

Rev. Canon Diane M. Jardine Bruce, Suffragan bishop-elect, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles


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