Saturday, April 10, 2010
A Statement from the Standing Committee Regarding Suffragan Bishop Election in the Diocese of Los Angeles
Don Metheny, president of the Standing Committee, has asked me to send you the following message on behalf of the Standing Committee.
Henry D.W. Burt
Secretary of the Diocese
Statement of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Virginia
The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Virginia has declined to consent to the election of the Rev. Canon Mary Douglas Glasspool as bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Los Angeles because, in the view of a majority of the Committee, her election is inconsistent with the moratorium agreed to by the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. That majority believes that, at this time, failure by individual dioceses to respect the Church's agreement to the moratorium would be detrimental to the good order of our Church and bring into question its reliability as an institution. The committee found no other reason to withhold its consent to the election of Canon Glasspool.