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By Diogenes (articles ) | Oct 06, 2006

Rev. Barry Beisner was installed on September 30 as coadjutor bishop for the Episcopalian Diocese of Northern California.

There were protests, but it's not what you're thinking.

Questions arose after Beisner's election and during the General Convention consent process because he has been divorced twice and is married for a third time. Some members of convention opposed his election, saying his marital history disqualified him from the office of bishop.

Hey, look: Bishop Beisner hasn't had any of his ex-wives beheaded. Anglicans looking for a leader could do-- have done-- worse.

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  • Posted by: Laity1 - Oct. 06, 2006 9:03 PM ET USA

    I have a suggestion: just to make sure the ordination is a good fit, perhaps he should be defrocked and then reinstalled as bishop a couple of times.

  • Posted by: - Oct. 06, 2006 3:24 PM ET USA

    Your missing the point. They didn't mind the divorces. The problem is his lack of diversity. All his wives were female.

  • Posted by: Abraham Tolemahcs - Oct. 06, 2006 1:02 PM ET USA

    Hilarious Di. I'm betting this piece of Anglican trivia escaped EVERYONE who was attending this General Convention and if not the response would be "Well that was different." I'm sure they could still blame Beisners marital failures on the Pope or The Church somehow.