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Topic - V. Gene Robinson
Episcopalians approved a churchwide ceremony Tuesday to bless same-sex couples, the latest decisive step toward accepting homosexuality by a denomination that nine years ago elected the first openly gay bishop.
The Episcopal Church has approved the election of a lesbian assistant bishop in the Diocese of Los Angeles.
Gay bishop hopes to attend Lambeth
Virginia Episcopal Bishop Peter J. Lee has ejected 20 of his former clergy from the priesthood after they quit the denomination in December over the 2003 consecration of New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson, who is openly homosexual.
Four retired Episcopal bishops have issued a challenge to their own denomination, asking where church leaders are finding the funds to mount simultaneous lawsuits against fleeing conservative congregations.
Eleven Virginia churches being sued by the Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Virginia for leaving the denomination with their property last year have set a goal of raising a combined $3 million to $5 million for their pooled legal expenses.
The Anglican archbishop of Uganda has appointed a Dale City priest to head up 26 former Episcopal congregations in the United States.
The Anglican Province of Kenya has appointed its own bishop to oversee about 30 churches in the United States — the third such effort by conservative African bishops to carve out pieces of the U.S. Episcopal Church.
NEW YORK (AP) — A key Episcopal panel yesterday defied the worldwide Anglican Communion, saying U.S. church leaders should continue their march toward full acceptance of homosexuality.
"I think we need each other," said New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson, in an interview with the Times of London, published July 27. "We need to learn and grow with the presence of each other. I think it would be a terrible loss to all of us."
"I will not be speaking about the campaign from the pulpit or at any church function," he said. "That is completely inappropriate. But as a private citizen, I will be at campaign events and help in any way that I can."