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First gay Episcopal bishop consecrated

DURHAM, N.H., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Rev. Gene Robinson was consecrated Sunday as Episcopal bishop of the New Hampshire Diocese, making him the first openly gay leader in Christianity.

Church looks into gay priest issue

LONDON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Rev. Robert Eames, archbishop of Armagh, has been named to head an Anglican church inquiry into the issue of gay priests.

Episcopal priest resigns over column

ROME, Ga., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- An Episcopal priest and a chaplain of the nondenominational Darlington School, in Rome, Ga., has resigned over a column on homosexuality.

Analysis: Anglican Huff and Puff

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Was this week's Anglican confab in London just Huff and Puff and then a good nap, as American theological commentator Christopher Hershman suggested Friday?
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Editor

Anglicans warn U.S. church on gay bishop

LONDON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Anglican church leaders warned the U.S. Episcopal Church that consecrating a gay bishop could provoke a split, a newspaper reported Friday.

Anglicans remain divided on gay bishop

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Anglican Communion leaders ended two days of talks in London Thursday, condemning the election of a gay bishop in the United States.

Anglican summit over, but crisis goes on

LONDON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The 77-million-member Anglican Communion edged closer to schism Thursday when the church's global leaders conceded during a crisis meeting in London that they c
AL WEBB, United Press International

Anglican summit on gay clergy begins

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Leaders from the worldwide Anglican Communion are gathered in London for a two-day summit on the issue of gay clergy.

Anglican Church faces crisis, risks schism

LONDON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Leaders of the Church of England, under the captaincy of their new archbishop of Canterbury, are headed this week into an unprecedented crisis meeting that coul
AL WEBB, United Press International

Gay issue to dominate bishops' summit

LONDON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Worldwide Anglican Communion leaders will meet at an emergency summit next week in London to resolve the tough issue of ordination of gay bishops.

Priest resigns because of gay bishop

CATONSVILLE, Md., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A Maryland clergyman has become the first Episcopal priest in the nation to resign because of last month's appointment of an openly gay bishop.

Anglican church facing disintegration

LONDON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams admitted Monday the Anglican Church faces a "messy" future and is in danger of disintegration.

Commentary: One church - two Gospels?

GURAT, France, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The expanding crisis in the Episcopal Church USA and the worldwide Anglican Communion is about to reintroduce one of the most ancient dilemmas of Christianity:
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Editor

Gay bishop to address gay Christians

LONDON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The Episcopal Church's first openly homosexual bishop will deliver a speech to homosexual Christians during a visit to Britain.

Anglicans warned over gay bishop

LONDON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- The Archbishop of Canterbury, England, spiritual leader of Anglican Christians, has warned of "difficult days" ahead because of the issue of homosexuality. The BBC reported Wednesday the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, who is considered a
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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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