Saturday, August 1, 2009
Lesbian Candidate for IX Bishop of Minnesota
The Rev. Bonnie Perry, a lesbian, is one of 3 well-qualified candidates announced today to be the IX Bishop of Minnesota. The Diocesan Search Committee announce that The Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Perry and The Rev. Brain Prior are the candidates that they will present to an electing Convention in October. Additional nominees may come from "the floor." More information on all candidates can be found here.
The announcement follow just two weeks after the General Convention passed resolution D025 which effectively undoes the moratorium called for by B033.
Perry's high profile is in part as the co-convener of the Chicago Consultation a progress organization which joined Integrity this year in lobbying to move Beyond B033. Prior also enjoys visibility in the Episcopal Church as the Vice President of the House of Deputies.