Friday, April 25, 2008

Frisk them bishops!

Gay Bishop Plans His Civil Union Rite
April 25, 2008

Bishop Gene Robinson, the openly gay Episcopal prelate whose consecration led conservatives to split from the church, said in an interview on Thursday that he and his partner of 20 years were planning a civil union ceremony to be held in his home church in the diocese of New Hampshire in June.

Bishop Robinson said that by scheduling the ceremony for June, he did not intend to further inflame conservatives just before the Anglican Communion gathers in August in Cambridge, England, for the Lambeth Conference, which happens only once every 10 years.He planned his civil union for June, he said, because he wanted to provide some legal protection to his partner and his children before he left for England for the conference. Bishop Robinson has received death threats, and he wore a bulletproof vest under his vestments at his consecration in 2003.

NY Times story here.

Wonder which one of the conservative bishops Robinson figures to be the assassin? Or is it that gun-toting British population he fears. Or is it as anyone in their right mind fear, that he is being provocative?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a narcissist!

The good ship ELCA...

The good ship ELCA...
Or the Shellfish blog...