Glasspool needs one more Standing Committee consent

The Diocese of Los Angeles reports that Mary Glasspool has received 55 consents from Standing Committees out of 56 needed.


The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Los Angeles reported March 3 that within the last 57 days it has received 55 of the majority of 56 consents needed to the Dec. 5 election of the Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool as a bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Los Angeles.

The Office of the Presiding Bishop receives the Bishops' votes.

Comments (10)

I am not well versed in this and have a few questions: How many standing committees have yet to report in? Does it look like this is going to happen? If so, what then, I mean in terms of the reactions around the Communion?

With one more vote, Mary Glasspool will have a majority of standing committee votes. Hooray! What only the Presiding Bishop knows is how many bishops have voted their consent. Does she need consents from a majority of standing committees as well as a majority of consents from bishops? What happens if a standing committee votes "yes" and the bishop of that diocese votes "no," or the other way around?
Thanks in advance for this information.

With one more vote, Mary Glasspool will have a majority of standing committee votes. Hooray! What only the Presiding Bishop knows is how many bishops have voted their consent. Does she need consents from a majority of standing committees as well as a majority of consents from bishops? What happens if a standing committee votes "yes" and the bishop of that diocese votes "no," or the other way around?

Sorry for the duplication. Gremlins again.

All the info is here. If either group does not reach 56 - she does not receive consent. The PBs office released the number of bishops after the Standing Committees consented for Bruce. When the vote is 56 and the bishops reach that number the office will probably let us know. Otherwise they will wait until the 120 days (from Jan 8) has elapsed

Thanks, Ann. One more vote, and then maybe we'll hear good news from the PB's office. Then, as we say in the South, we'll be "on shoutin' ground" for sure!

The "shoutin'ground" expression actually comes from a friend from Colorado, so that would be West instead of South. It does have a southern ring to it, however, and it's a great image for the state of mind of Mary Glasspool's supporters. We're all cautiously and prayerfully optimistic, I'm sure.

I think it works like this:
There are, in effect, two separate sets of consents:
1. The Standing Committees of the Dioceses other than Los Angeles -- a simple majority is 56.
2. The "Bishops with Jurisdiction" -- essentially the Bishops Diocesan currently in office plus a few others. Since there are some vacant sees, it appears from Louie Crew's list that this list currently numbers 99. So a simple majority here would be 50.
I believe the consents are counted separately, so that it IS possible for a Bishop's vote to be different from that of the Standing Committe in the same diocese.

~Wayne

1. The Standing Committee of LA has a vote.
2. yes - the votes are separate - the bishop elect must receive a majority of both bishops with jurisdiction and Standing Committees.

There is a thread that supposedly was to keep track of the consents for the bishop-elect over on Viagraville that is now ripe with theories about conspiracy, on the part of the +PB or +Bruno and the Dio LA. The Orthodites are just hilariously spinning in their own imaginations of the dark machinations.

David Allen

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