Saturday, November 10, 2007

Rev. Tracy Lind Not Nominated to Be Bishop

The Rev. Tracy Lind, Dean of Cleveland's Trinity Cathedral, was in the running to be elected the second openly gay bishop in the American Episcopal Church. Today the Chicago diocese selected another of the eight candidates after two rounds of voting. Rev. Lind finished fourth on both of the ballots.

The Episcopal Church has been struggling to resolve the controversy between liberal and conservative factions over gay clergy. As a result, Rev. Lind's candidacy has received national media attention. Had she been voted in by the Chicago Diocese, she would have had to pass additional hurdles and her candidacy certainly would have heightened the controversies in the church.