Episcopalians in Minnesota will elect new bishop today

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Day No. 2 of the diocese's annual convention includes a vote on five candidates, two of whom would represent a first: the first openly partnered lesbian to be elected a bishop, or the first Native American. Both insist that making history is not their primary motivation.

"I'm not a cause, I'm a candidate," said the Rev. Bonnie Perry. The Rev. Doyle Turner struck a similar tone, noting that while he's proud of his Ojibwe heritage, "I'm not the pastor of a Native American church, and it's my church that has encouraged me [to run]."

The winner will succeed Bishop James Jelinek in overseeing 106 congregations representing 22,000 members. Jelinek is retiring in February.

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Posted October 31, 2009 at 12:46 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Br_er Rabbit wrote:

Another diocese down the drain?

October 31, 3:41 pm | [comment link]
2. Bart Hall (Kansas, USA) wrote:

Every favourite creature in the petting zoo of American secular liberalism. I’m surprised their wasn’t a vegan black transgendered pacifist in the running. Or for that matter, a talking pony.

November 1, 12:21 am | [comment link]
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