The Episcopal Church has approved the ordination of Mary Glasspool as bishop of Los Angeles. She is the first openly gay person approved by the church since Gene Robinson became the bishop of the New Hampshire diocese in 1983. Glasspool is also the the first out lesbian bishop.
This news is in contrast to the local Episcopal diocese, which recently voted against same-sex marriage liturgy. More on that decision, including comments from members of St. Thomas the Apostle church and Bishop James Stanton, in the Spirituality section of Friday’s Dallas Voice.