Friday, December 4, 2009

Electing two bishops in LA

The Diocese of LA is electing two suffragen Bishops today at its diocesan convention. The first to be elected is Diane Bruce, currently a rector at St Clement's by the Sea in San Clemente CA. Rev Bruce is the first woman bishop elected in Los Angeles! Yay!

The second election is underway (to fill the second slot). After the first two ballots, the leader is Mary Glasspool, Canon to the Bishops in Maryland. The challenge here is that Rev. Glasspool is a partnered lesbian. Stay tuned and we'll let you know how it turns out.

LA DIocese webpage here.

Update: There is still no winner in the second election, and the third ballot is on-going. You can follow it on twitter at #LAelection. More on the story from the LA Times.
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles elected the first woman bishop in its 114-year history Friday but had yet to decide whether to select an openly gay priest for a second bishop opening......

Bruce and the second bishop-elect will succeed the Rt. Rev. Chester L. Talton and the Rt. Rev. Sergio Carranza, both of whom plan to retire next year.

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