Monday, July 21, 2008
Gene Robinson creates controversy when "uninvited" to Anglican meeting at Canterbury
There are reports of controversy in Britain with the appearance Right Rev. Gene Robison, the Bishop of New Hampshire, Episcopal, uninvited, at the ten-year-cyclical Canterbury for the Lambeth conference. This time the conference is supposed to be devoid of votes or plenaries.
Religion reported Ruth Gledhill writes a story “Gay American Bishop Gene Robinson Accuses Opponents of ‘Idolatry” in a story July 14, 2008 in the London Times online, link here. 200 African and Asian bishops are refusing to attend to protest the presence of Robinson in the church at Canterbury, even if he was uninvited.
Robinson is reported as having said “When young men are knifing each other on the streets of London and a billion or more people are living on less than $1 a day, why is the Anglican Communion tearing itself apart over two men wanting to make a Christian family together?”
Robinson was elected Bishop in 2003 among much controversy and entered office in March 2004 (Wikipedia entry).