Saturday, May 15, 2010

Episcopal Church set to ordain lesbian bishop

The Episcopal Church in the US is set to go ahead with the controversial ordination of an openly lesbian bishop.

Saturday's ordination comes despite warnings from the Archbishop of Canterbury that it will deepen an already bitter dispute on sexuality.

Canon Mary Glasspool, 56, will become an assistant bishop in Los Angeles, the first openly gay US bishop since Gene Robinson seven years ago.

Since then the Anglican Communion has been on course for a permanent split. (Read more)

The ironic thing is that when I was looking for a picture of Rev. Mary, the Diocese of Los Angeles uses the Maltese cross within the header of their blog. This cross dates back to the First Crusade in the 12th century. It was used by the Knights Templar, the Knights of Malta, the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Christopher Columbus, New Agers, among others.