Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Brooklyn, New York: The debate promises to be not only about holding bishops accountable but also about homosexuality itself. The issue has attracted greater attention in recent years following the development of the gay rights movement, and the increasing discussion within some Christian churches over the legitimacy of gay clergy in senior positions. Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire in became the first openly gay Anglican bishop. While admitting that his sexuality was "a grey area", he had "sought to lead a celibate life" and was "perfectly happy and content".
Episcopalian bishop-elect Gene Robinson has some curious affiliations".
The lesson stuck. Gene Robinson", Stephen Bates, 31 October In the following year the leaders of the member churches of the Anglican Communion agreed to a moratorium on the ordination as bishops of individuals in same-sex relationships. Straight Talk About Gay Marriagehe drew upon theology, social scienceand personal experience to make an argument for same-sex marriage.
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