Friday, June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Goes Gay, Episcopalians Rejoice

If you want a vision of the future Winston, imagine a rainbow wellie boot stamping on a human face forever.

There was a lot of crying on the floor of the General Convention today, tears of joy, as the Supreme Court's decision to get gay percolated through to the delegates in Salt Lake City's Pillar of Salt Palace. 

Within hours, the Episcopaliens were living it up at a Eucharist presided over by the world's first ever lesbian bishop, Mary Glasspool.

Following the news of the Supreme Court's 5-4 June 26 ruling that gay marriage is a constitutional right, delegates to the church's 78th Episcopal General Convention worshipped at a Eucharist celebrated by the partnered lesbian bishop, the Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool, here in the Salt Palace.

Glasspool was consecrated on December 4, 2009, as the assisting Bishop of Los Angeles and the world's first ever partnered lesbian bishop.

After moving joyously to an opening liturgy set to jazz and swing, rejoicing worshippers sat to hear a sermon by the President of the Deputies, Rev. Gay Jennings. Speaking to John 17, and St. John of Patmos, Jennings spoke eloquently of the need for mystical language to express heavenly truths. The "suitcase of human comprehension is not big enough for the concepts Jesus has to stuff into it," she told listeners, to laughter and applause.

You can read the whole thing here if you like, and as you do, ponder the nature of a court that's higher than the one ensconced in Washington DC.

Some feel a Rubicon has been crossed.

Civil Disobedience,



LL said...

I can say cruel things about sodomites, but they always have the opportunity to repent.

jenny said...

There's always that higher court we have to face... These present "victories" won't seem so triumphant in hindsight.

LL said...

Put it into perspective, it's not worse than jeering and celebrating the blood of dead babies. In NY City more babies are slaughtered by their mothers than are born. In fact, homosexuality is a choice not to reproduce, which may be a blessing...

LSP said...