View Full Version : Robinson Defies Orders, Attends Anglican Conference
07-15-2008, 01:33 AM
From the Advocate:
Gene Robinson, the first openly gay U.S. Episcopal bishop, was barred from a once-a-decade Anglican meeting so he wouldn't become a focus of the global event. Anglicans on all sides of the issue agree: The strategy has backfired.
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07-15-2008, 07:35 AM
Bishop Robinson stands and acts in full accord with his convictions and seeks to keep the communion inclusive. Many of the traditionalists not only favor a literal reading of convenient parts of scripture, but also employ all kinds of dissimulation and recklessness with the "truth" (was that non-judgmental enough?). Rowan Williams stands ready to acquiese to all manner of traditionalist diatribe and appease those who would tell the Anglican communion to take a hike.
Who is more Christ-like?
07-15-2008, 08:12 AM
Oi! The article's good, though the headline stinks.
+Gene didn't 'defy orders'. The Archbishop of Canterbury doesn't have the authoritative power to 'order' Bishops from another Province to do anything. Instead++Rowan didn't invite +Gene to the conference, which only served to single him out, since he's a duly elected/consecrated Bishop and certainly qualified for an invite.
And technically, +Gene isn't attending the conference. He's visiting the locale around the conference, at the invite of some Church of England clergy and Bishops.
It's clear though that ++Rowan's decision not to invite +Gene, in order to downplay his significance, has seriously backfired. The blogger MadPriest has posted about the recent BBC interview with +Gene and Sir Ian McKellen, and has included video of the interview. Check it out here (http://revjph.blogspot.com/2008/07/two-old-luvvies-win-war_13.html). MadPriest has also posted the video of the heckler (http://revjph.blogspot.com/2008/07/scruffy-boy-with-girlie-hair-heckles.html) interrupting +Gene's sermon this past Sunday.
07-15-2008, 12:02 PM
I hate it when they strip paragraph breaks out of responses. I put them in there for a reason!
Still, woo! Response posted!
07-15-2008, 04:54 PM
Here's a link (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2008/jul/14/gay.bishop.heckler) to a more complete video of the heckler interrupting +Gene's sermon on Sunday.
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