May 17, 2010
Making the Headline Perfectly Clear
Reading about the consecrations that took place in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Saturday, I ran across the headline “Episcopal Church ordains openly lesbian woman as bishop” on a story dated yesterday. The same Web site, Examiner.com, also has a story titled “US Episcopal Church ordains first lesbian bishop” carrying the same date. The stories are written by different reporters; I don’t know who writes the headlines for Examiner.com. In any case, the second headline is the more inviting. After all, was the first headline really intended to clarify that the lesbian made a bishop in Long Beach was a woman and not a man?