The Episcopal Church, through its General Convention, has long recognized alcoholism as a treatable human disease, not a failure of character or will. A great many terrible things have happened in the name of church and religion, and the interfaith work is an effort to see individuals in the context of humankind. Thirty-nine clergy votes and 83 lay votes were the threshold necessary to elect a bishop in the Diocese of New Hampshire at that time. The Advocate. Three years later she was nominated to serve as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. The Tru by Hilton hotel being built by Concord real Gene Robinson of New Hampshire in became the first openly gay Anglican bishop.
And with that, Robinson shoved a piece of reality in my face, asking me if I knew that 29 states still lack legislative protections for gays in housing, jobs and public accommodations. Hidden categories: Their goal was to start a business and ministry:
Robinson socialized with Episcopal bishops and others from around the world before the ceremony in a private function area.