Glasspool speaks with the Baltimore Sun


Mary Glasspool is interviewed by her “hometown” newspaper the Baltimore Sun. In the interview she says,

I have received hundreds, maybe a thousand at this point, and one negative e-mail among all of them. I’ve received e-mails from all over the world – from an 18-year-old gay man in Auckland, New Zealand, who said how proud and thrilled he was for the church. Episcopalians in the Diocese of Dallas, which is one of our more conservative dioceses, and a married couple, lay people, who wrote and sent their congratulations. A Lesbian couple who are Roman Catholic in England who said they were having such difficulty in their own church and they were so proud that the Episcopal Church was taking leadership in this way, demonstrating not only the reality of who we already are, but the inclusiveness of Jesus’ love for all people.

In its article in today’s paper the Sun reports,

Glasspool declined to comment on the statement by Williams, saying she would leave inter-provincial relations to Katherine Jeffords Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. But she did have a message to “my more conservative sisters and brothers:”

“I need you and the church needs you and you are part of this wonderful family that we hold dear,” Glasspool said. “Know that what is most important is that we continue to come together around the table on Sunday in celebration of the Eucharist.”

The Baltimore Sun’s article.

A transcript of the interview.

Her real hometown newspaper also has some exclusive quotes from the bishop suffragan-elect. Read them in the Times Herald-Record.

Added: The (Annapolis) Capital has a report highlighting Glasspool’s service in the Diocese of Maryland.


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