Episcopal Church | Gene Robinson | Mary Glasspool | News | Religion | Utah

Gay Man in Running to Be Utah's Next Episcopal Bishop

The recently-confirmed Rev. Mary Glasspool of Los Angeles, and Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire are the Episcopal Church's only two openly gay bishops, but they could soon be joined by a third, the Salt Lake Tribune reports:

Barlowe"The Rev. Michael L. Barlowe -- who married his partner, the Rev. Paul Burrows, in San Francisco in 2008, just before the fractious Proposition 8 vote banning gay marriage -- is one of four finalists to replace retiring Bishop Carolyn Tanner Irish. Reflecting the Utah diocese's diversity, the other three candidates are: the Rev. Juan A. Quevedo-Bosch, a Cuban-born rector in New York; the Rev. Mary C. Sulerud, who helps train new priests in Washington, D.C.; and the Rev. Scott B. Hayashi, who once pastored a church in Ogden but now ministers in Chicago...Each of the candidates is 'immediately engaging,' [Ric Tanner, president of the Utah church's Standing Committee] said...The selection of a gay bishop, however, would be the most controversial."

According to the paper, Utah's Episcopal church is on record supporting the ordination of gay and lesbian priests in committed relationships. The next step for Barlowe is what's known as a "walkabout" wherein the candidates travel the state visiting with parishes and members. Delegates from the Church then come together to elect a Bishop on May 22.

Feed This post's comment feed

Comments

  1. If Barlowe is confirmed, he will be the second gay bishop to have served in this capacity, following in the footsteps of the Rt. Rev. Otis Charles, who came out later in life.

    Posted by: JCT | Apr 10, 2010 2:16:00 PM


  2. The diocese is pretty small with maybe 1500 people at church on a given Sunday. The other candidates are pretty strong and one has experience working in Utah which may be an edge. The Cathedral is maybe 20% gay, but it has not been a parish that leads the diocese.

    Posted by: Chris P | Apr 10, 2010 6:01:04 PM


  3. Barlowe's a dude? I thought he was another lesbian. That'd be just marvy if he won, wouldn't it? Don't they let everyone in at the end?

    Posted by: TANK | Apr 10, 2010 8:03:41 PM


  4. i need your help to build a rehabilitation home for orphans and street boys in Kenya,Africa,also can you support our churches?my tel +254724239176,also need to visit you in America?
    you can send you helps to me,Lukas maina mura,my id no,14626043,use western union.also visit my face book,

    Posted by: apostle lukas maina mura | May 20, 2010 11:05:39 AM


  5. thanks for your ministry, am very sorry to know your people are gay group, when I wrote to you, was in rush to read your posts, and today am so frustrated, unhappy to see that, yahoo search me in your gay connections, for your kindness, no where I said I needed your help because I am gay, I wish am dead more than been I gay preacher, please it is against my will for you to post my church need in connection with gay, please note if you don't remove what you posted against me, I will go to Kenya court and sue you over, and am sure I will win against you, when I said am needy, where did I said am gay?? remove my names, post and connection now !!two saints searched me and found me in your web??I am not gay, and my prayers, the lord to kill me today if I have ever done that, or I will do that!!!remove me before I go to local court as step one.......don't take advantage of my poverty, and mistake and market my names, church and id....only 7 days and I go to court to sue you bishop.

    Posted by: lukas maina | May 8, 2014 3:00:39 PM


Post a comment







Trending


« «Outgoing Costa Rican President Oscar Arias: Nation Should Embrace Same-Sex Marriage, Being Gay Not a Choice« «