Well this is going to be superfun for America’s Anglican community: Los Angeles’ Episcopal diocese just elected the Rev. Mary Glasspool of Baltimore — who is a big lez — as assistant bishop, putting her on track to become the second such same-sex-loving bishop in the land.
She’s not out of the clear yet; after squeaking through a vote in L.A., a majority of Episcopal dioceses across the country must still confirm the election, which would make her the first gay bishop elected since the Church lifted the moratorium on gay clergy.
And if they do confirm the election, it’ll give more dioceses reason to run into the hands of the conservative splinter group, the Anglican Church in North America, which doesn’t let these V. Gene Robinson wannabes desecrate their hateful relationship with their creator. (If confirmed, Glasspool would be another “second”: The second woman to be elected bishop in the L.A. diocese’s 114-year history.)
Glasspool, who came to terms with her sexuality in college, lives with her partner of 21 years, Becki Sander. They enjoy long walks on the beach, champagne supernovas, and people who don’t thrive on bigotry.