Isabel Carter Heyward (b. 1945 in North Carolina) is a lesbian feminist theologian, teacher and priest in the Episcopal Church - the province of the worldwide Anglican Communion in the United States.
In 1974, she was one of 11 women whose ordinations eventually paved the way for the recognition of women as priests in the Episcopal Church in 1976. more »
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I'm a priest, not a priestess.... "Priestess" implies mumbo jumbo and all sorts of pagan goings-on. Those who oppose us would love to call us priestesses. They can call us all the names in the world...Carter Heyward (b. 1946), U.S. Episcopal priest. quoted in Ms. (New York, Dec. 1974).