Religion

Episcopals Ordain Lesbian Bishop

The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles consecrated the church's first openly lesbian bishop on Saturday. The move will likely increase tension between the liberal and conservative wings of the Anglican Communion, a church already greatly torn over the place of homosexuality in its pews and on its altars. Mary Douglass Glasspool will be a suffragan, or assistant bishop. The event was disrupted by a man and a young boy who called homosexuality a sin. The Episcopal Church has 77 million members throughout the world. When the U.S. church consecrated its first gay bishop in 2003, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, it was greeted by angry opposition among conservatives, largely those based in Africa.