"Gene Robinson Not The Only Gay Bishop."

Schori Calls Out Gay Shy Anglicans

The Anglican Communion’s gay debates continue into the new year. Episcopal leader Katharine Jefferts Schori spoke out this week against the Anglican Communions scapegoating of their American cousins:

[Schori] says her church has been unfairly singled out for criticism because it is honest about consecrating gay bishops.

Jefferts Schori told BBC Radio 4’s “PM” program that the New York-based church, which is the Anglican body in the U.S., is far from the only Anglican province that has a bishop with a same-sex partner. In 2003, Episcopalians elected the first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, causing an uproar that has pushed the Anglican family toward a split.

“He is certainly not alone in being a gay bishop; he’s certainly not alone in being a gay partnered bishop,” Jefferts Schori said in an interview broadcast Tuesday. “He is alone in being the only gay partnered bishop who’s open about that status.”

Anti-gay Anglicans, meanwhile, will hold a right wing conference to boycott the movement’s Lambeth Conference in London. These rabble-rousers are displeased with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williamsqueer double talk.