Ahh, my Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles did not disapoint as they elected an openly lesbian priest as suffregen (assistant) bishop in seven rounds of balloting.
The Rev. Mary Glasspool was elected as the second openly homosexual person to be elevated to bishop in the history of the Episcopal Church.
The Rev. Glasspool has been a canon to the the bishops in the Diocese of Maryland. Essentially a bishop without the title.
And needless to say, the modernist bishop of Los Angeles, the Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno is orgasmic over seeing an openly homosexual priest elevated to bishop in his diocese. Here are his "thoughts" on the election:
He (Bruno) said he is looking forward to working with Glasspool because of "her congeniality and willingness to work together to bring us to a place of abundance. She's not afraid of conflict and she is a reconciler," Bruno said. He added that Glasspool and her partner of 19 years, Becki Sanders, are an example of loving service and ministry.
There you have it. The Rt. Rev. Bruno continues to lead the decline of the Episcopal Church by such wondrous acts as apologizing to Hindus for daring to try to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Oh, he thinks that was a terrible thing to do. And the Rt. Rev Bruno had been a leader in promoting open homosexuals in high levels of leadership. Now, with the Rev. Cesspool, er Glasspool, he has achieved a dream.
For the traditionalists that have not fled yet, the Rt. Rev. Bruno has opened the floodgates and increased the chance that some parishes on the fence may take the chance and leave the Los Angeles diocese and the Episcopal Church.
Currently, there are two churches in the Los Angeles diocese that essentially are under the leadership of the traditional bishop of Northern Indiana. Maybe that will no longer be enough. Maybe they will vote to cut their ties to the Episcopal Church. They can choose to fight for their property as four other churches have done. One has lost, St Luke's in La Crescenta. Now, the Los Angeles diocese has a phony congregation while the real St. Luke's Anglican is free from the legal hassle and thriving and leasing a chapel at a Seventh Day Adventist church in Glendale, California.
And do not think that many communicants and congregants may have enough and will head for the exits.
There is a lot of reality that can be peeled back about this. But the most pressing is this.
While the modernists push their agenda, they are not really doing the Great Commission. They are spreading and gibberish gospel that says Anything Goes. They are "led" by such heretics as the retired Rt. Rev. John Shelby Spong, late of the Diocese of Newark, New Jersey. He took a once thriving diocese and with his ridiculous secular agenda lost over 40% of communicants. Now, he has denied all that most Christians accept as the underpinnings of our faith. Under his stellar leadership, churches have been closed and people fleeing for other churches. Since he has left his diocese in tatters, more people that are staying are giving more money. But attendance continues to fall.
And that is one of the reasons the national church fights to the death to retain the churches and dioceses that are leaving for the traditionalist Anglican Church of North America. Because the Episcopal Church is on a downhill spiral. It is not growing. There is no church planting. There is no evangelism. It is pleasing a secular agenda, but not necessarily God's agenda.
Thus, the modernists have another notch in their buckle. And the traditionalists will hear the message loud and clear. Head for the hills!