Gay N.H. bishop admits alcoholism

CONCORD, N.H., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, an openly gay man whose ordination has divided the church, has admitted he is an alcoholic. Canon Timothy Rich Tuesday announced that Bishop V. Gene Robinson is being treated in a rehabilitation center, the Mancheste

Australian leader: No to gay ordination

SYDNEY, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The leader of Australia's Anglicans says the church must take a strong stand against homosexuality.

Va. church demands bishop repent

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Leaders of the largest Episcopal church in Virginia have demanded that the bishop of the diocese "repent" his vote for an openly gay bishop.

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PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Conservative Episcopalians say the U.S. church's decision to allow gay bishops and same-sex unions will force some congregations to split from it.

Gay bishop calls for change in church

CONCORD, N.H., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The first openly gay Anglican bishop told a London audience the Roman Catholic Church needs to change its attitudes towards homosexuals.

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U.S. church excluded over gay stance

NOTTINGHAM, England, June 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. and Canadian Anglican Churches have been excluded from one of the Anglican Communion's top bodies because of their stance on homosexuality.

Scottish Anglicans back gay priests

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 23 (UPI) -- The Scottish Episcopal Church said Wednesday homosexuality -- active or inactive -- should have no bearing on whether someone becomes a priest.

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Today is Monday, March 7, the 66th day of 2005 with 299 to follow.
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Episcopalians stand pat on gay bishops

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Leaders of the Episcopal Church, meeting in Salt Lake City, expressed regret for pain caused by their decision to ordain an openly gay man as bishop.

Bishops to respond to same-sex controversy

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Episcopalian leaders are gathering in Utah to respond to a demand by global leaders of their church that they apologize for making an openly gay man a bishop.

Report: Anglicans to oust Episcopalians

LONDON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The worldwide Anglican church is preparing to exclude the U.S. Episcopal Church for ordaining a gay bishop, The Times of London reported Thursday.

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Today is Thursday, Aug. 5, the 218th day of 2004 with 148 to follow.
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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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