One More for the Goddess
Today the Episcopal Church in America chose Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as its first woman leader. Her election came 30 years after the Church approved the ordination of women to the priesthood. This is world-historic, unprecedented in the Anglican church and likely to blow a fuse in a faith already divided over the ordination of an openly gay bishop.
Most other Anglican communities, including the Church of England, do not allow women bishops. Three years ago, a majority of U.S. bishops backed the consecration of Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, the first openly gay bishop in more than 450 years of Anglican history. When and where Bishops Robinson and Schori have entered history, millions will follow, pouring in from the margins---the backrooms, basements, attics, closets and shadows.
Happy Father's Day---let freedom ring!