Less than three weeks after the Episcopal Church’s repeal of its ban on the consecration of homosexual bishops, Reuters reports that an openly gay and an openly lesbian priest have been nominated to the diocese by Los Angeles church leaders:

The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles said on its website it had nominated six priests for December’s election of two bishops suffragan, who act as assistants to the bishop of a diocese.

They include the Reverend John Kirkley of San Francisco and Canon Mary Douglas Glasspool of a Baltimore-based diocese, both of whom describe their homosexuality in biographies posted the Los Angeles Diocese website.


The ordaining of gay clergy and related issues have already prompted some congregations to leave the Episcopal fold and form a rival North American church that claims 100,000 believers.

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