Episcopal Reverend Mary Glasspool Poised for Final Consent as Church's Second Openly Gay Bishop
The Episcopal Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool, whose election to bishop in December has been in limbo during a routine consent process, has received enough approvals to ascend to bishop, Episcopal News reports:
"The Los Angeles Standing Committee reported March 10 that within the last 64 days it has received 61 consents needed to the election of Glasspool... In each election a majority of 56 consents was needed from the counterpart Standing Committees of the 110 dioceses of the Episcopal Church. The consent process to Glasspool’s election is not complete until the Presiding Bishop’s Office in New York confirms that it has received the necessary majority of consents from bishops with jurisdiction in the dioceses of the Church. Meanwhile, the Presiding Bishop’s Office has notified the Los Angeles Standing Committee that 58 of the 61 Standing Committee consents received have been verified to date."
Glasspool and New Hampshire bishop Gene Robinson will be the world Anglican fellowship's only openly gay bishops.