“Perry grew up in a devout Irish Catholic family, but as a woman and a lesbian, she could not imagine a future for herself as part of the Roman Catholic church, she said. “In the Episcopal Church I saw women– straight and gay– who were living out God’s call,” she said.”

Episcopal Diocese of Michigan ordains its first female and openly lesbian bishop
The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan ordained and consecrated its first female and openly lesbian bishop at a ceremony on Saturday in Dearborn, Michigan. Dr. Bonnie Perry was elected in June and is the first woman and openly lesbian priest to be elected bishop since 1836, when the diocese was formed.
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February 09, 2020 at 12:50PM