Anglican church elected a black married gay bishop


An Anglican church in Missouri has elected a Barbados-native immigrant of color who is married to a man and brings up two kids as their new bishop. Reverend Deon Johnson was overwhelming elected by voting delegates at Christ Church Cathedral in St Louis, with 113 votes out of 164, making him the new leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri and its more than 10,000 worshippers. He describes himself as a “veteran Episcopal priest with deep experience in social justice issues and ministry to gay and lesbian communities” .He says that he understands how responsible it is to be a bishop and his heart is full of joy and humility that his church community trusts him so much, he is really grateful. “The Holy Spirit has brought us to this day, for such a time as this. I am looking forward to walking with you as we share the liberating love of Jesus. My husband and our family are looking forward to being with you in the new year,” he said.


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