Topics :: Episcopal Church

’Queer Theology’ Aims to Transform Christianity

By Scott Stiffler | Tuesday Jul 12, 2011
Queer Theology is a new movement within mainstream Protestantism to transform Christianity by looking at the Scriptures, Christ and divinity itself as, well, gay. Although dismissed by many mainstream theologians, it is attracting some powerful thinkers.

NJ’s ’Gay American’ Former Gov. Not Assuming Title of ’Reverend’

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Apr 26, 2011
Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey, who electrified the nation when he stepped down from his post with the words "I am a gay American," was hoping to follow up his political career with one as a gay Episcopal clergyman.

Calif. high court to hear church’s property appeal

Thursday Jun 10, 2010
The California Supreme Court has decided to hear an Orange County church’s appeal to keep its beachfront church property, despite breaking away from the main Episcopal Church over issues of gays in the church.

Anglicans cut Episcopalians from ecumenical bodies

Wednesday Jun 9, 2010
The Anglican Communion has suspended U.S. Episcopalians from serving on ecumenical bodies because of the election of a lesbian as a bishop in California.

Episcopal church ordains its 2nd openly gay bishop

Monday May 17, 2010
The Episcopal Church has consecrated a woman as its second openly gay bishop, seven years after stirring lingering controversy by ordaining a man to a similar post.

Episcopal church approves 2nd gay bishop

By Gillian Flaccus | Thursday Mar 18, 2010
The Episcopal Church has approved the election of a lesbian assistant bishop in the Diocese of Los Angeles, making her the second openly gay bishop in the Anglican global fellowship, diocese officials said Wednesday.

Anglican Head Opposes Lesbian’s Elevation to Bishop

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Dec 7, 2009
The election of an open lesbian to the post of assistant bishop in Los Angeles marks the second time the United States’ arm of the Anglican church has named a GLBT candidate to such a post, but some fear the occasion--celebrated by gay people of faith--could precipitate a final fracture in the Anglican church.

Lesbian Elected Episcopal Bishop in L.A.

Sunday Dec 6, 2009
The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles elected a lesbian as assistant bishop; although the entire U.S. church must ultimately vote on her ascension, Rev. Mary Glasspool is expected to become the second gay bishop.

LA Episcopal bishop vote includes gay candidates

Friday Dec 4, 2009
Clergy and laypeople voting to replace two retiring assistant bishops in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles will choose Friday from a pool that includes two openly gay candidates.

MA Episcopal Bishop OKs Clergy Officiating at Gay Weddings

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Nov 30, 2009
Episcopal clergy in Eastern Massachusetts have gotten the okay from their bishop not only to bless, but also to sign off on, same-sex marriages.