COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Rev. Sandra DePriest has become the first Mississippi Episcopal to step down to protest the ordination of the church’s first openly gay bishop.
DePriest told The Commercial Dispatch newspaper in Columbus that she could no longer actively serve as a priest until the gay bishop issue is resolved.
DePriest finished up with the Church of the Good Shepherd in Columbus and St. Johns Episcopal Church in Aberdeen on Christmas Day.
DePriest told the newspaper she was not resigning her vows for the time being, but could no longer actively serve as a priest until the gay bishop issue was resolved.
Sandra DePriest? That’s pretty funny. Actually I find it pretty ironic for an Episcopalian priestess to be upset about the Bible and tradition being ignored. There were also many Episcopalian and Anglican priests that left after women were ordained in defiance of scripture and tradition.