Saskatoon-based lesbian deacon demonstrates the changing attitudes in the church
On Sept. 30, 2012, reverend Emily Carr was ordained as an Anglican deacon in the diocese of Saskatoon. In some ways, the ordination was something she had been working towards for most of her life, having first found a passion for the church when she was still a child.
But this exciting event was tainted when a “small, very loud group” protested her ordination because she is married to a woman. This group included other priests in the diocese, as well as some Anglican parishioners.