Archbishop who married lesbians censured

TORONTO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A retired Canadian Anglican archbishop who blessed a lesbian couple has had his license to perform weddings suspended until the end of the year.

Conservatives vote to divide Anglicans

KIGALI, Rwanda, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Asian and African bishops of the Anglican communion, meeting in Rwanda, have adopted a formal proposal to split the church into two wings.

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Today is Saturday, Aug. 5, the 217th day of 2005 with 148 to follow.
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Woman elected to head Episcopal Church

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 19 (UPI) -- The Episcopal Church has chosen Nevada Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as presiding bishop at its convention in Columbus, Ohio.

U.S. Episcopalians torn over gay clerics

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 18 (UPI) -- The issue of ordaining known homosexuals as bishops was at the forefront of a national Episcopalian convention in Ohio Sunday.

Danforth urges Episcopalian unity

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 15 (UPI) -- Former Sen. John Danforth, R-Mo., warned U.S. Episcopalians Thursday that their church can become just "one more tiny wedge" if they focus on divisive issues.

Homosexuality divides Episcopal convention

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 13 (UPI) -- Homosexuality heads the agenda as the Episcopal Church, the U.S. arm of the worldwide Anglican communion, opened its general convention Tuesday.

Archbishop calls for gay tolerance

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 15 (UPI) -- South African Anglican Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane says it is time for his church to stop discriminating against homosexuals.

Anglicans avoid San Francisco showdown

SAN FRANCISCO, May 6 (UPI) -- The Episcopal Diocese of California averted a church-wide showdown when delegates Saturday rejected three openly gay candidates for bishop.

Episcopalians may get another gay bishop

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4 (UPI) -- The Episcopal Church in the United States faces another bruising fight over ordination of homosexual bishops. On Saturday, the diocese of California is scheduled to select a new leader. Three of the seven candidates are open homosexuals in committed relat

Episcopalians weigh freeze on gay bishops

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Episcopal leaders reportedly plan to go slow on electing new gay bishops and allowing same-sex unions, at least until 2008, it was reported.

Anglican church opposes lesbian bishop

LONDON, March 12 (UPI) -- The Church of England is opposed to the Episcopalian Church in America's proposed ordination of the first lesbian bishop.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 7, the 66th day of 2006 with 299 to follow.
By United Press International

Calif. diocese might elect gay bishop

SAN FRANCISCO, March 6 (UPI) -- An Episcopal diocese in California could select the church's second openly gay bishop.

Gay marriage, priests split Anglican faith

LONDON, March 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Anglican Communion's decision to honor gay marriage and gay clergy is causing a rift in the church worldwide.
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Gene Robinson

V. Gene Robinson (born May 29, 1947 in Fayette County, Kentucky) is the ninth bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Robinson was elected bishop in 2003 and entered office in March 2004. Before becoming bishop, he served as assistant to the retiring New Hampshire bishop.

Robinson is widely known for being the first openly gay, non-celibate priest to be ordained a bishop in a major Christian denomination believing in the historic episcopate. His sexual orientation was privately acknowledged in the 1970s, when he studied in seminary, was ordained, married, and started a family. He went public with his sexual identity and divorced in the 1980s. When delegates to the Episcopal convention were voting on the ratification of his election, it became an issue of controversy. His election was ratified 62 to 45. After his election, some theologically conservative parishes have aligned themselves with bishops outside the Episcopal Church in the United States, a process called the Anglican realignment. His story has appeared in print and film.

In 2009 he was honored by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) with the Stephen F. Kolzak Media Award.

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