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Bishop Gene Robinson
Bishop Gene Robinson

Openly gay bishops have only been consecrated in the Anglican Communion. Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson is the first non-celibate gay man who has been elected a bishop after his homosexuality became widely known. He was elected Episcopalian Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in 2003, and took office on March 7, 2004. Download high resolution version (1040x1560, 256 KB) This work is copyrighted. ... Download high resolution version (1040x1560, 256 KB) This work is copyrighted. ... The Anglican Communion uses the compass rose as its symbol, signifying its worldwide reach and decentralized nature. ... The word Episcopal is derived from the Greek επισκοπος epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word however is used in religious terms to mean bishop. ... Bishop Robinson The Rt. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Washington DC is the National Cathedral of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ... The Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire is a diocese in the Episcopal Church of the United States of America (ECUSA). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in...

Another Episcopalian, Otis Charles, came out as gay after his retirement. He had been a Bishop in Utah from 1971 to 1993. Outing originally described the practice of deliberately making public another persons concealed sexual identity or orientation, without that persons consent. ... In modern society, gay is a word which can be used as either a noun or adjective. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 13th 219,887 km² 435 km 565 km 3. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...

Bishop Mervyn Castle was consecrated Bishop of False Bay (a suffragan of the diocese of Cape Town) in 1994, but because most Anglicans outside South Africa were unaware of his homosexuality, and because he was celibate, no comparable controversy took place. City motto: Spes Bona (Latin: Good Hope) Province Western Cape Mayor Helen Zille Area  - % water 2,499 km² N/A Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Ranked 100th 2,893,251 1,158/km² Established 1652 Time zone SAST (UTC+2) Calling code 021 edit Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad /ˈkɑːpstÉ‘t...

In 2003, the appointment of Jeffrey John to the post of Bishop of Reading (a suffragan of the Bishop of Oxford) was announced. John stood down in the ensuing controversy. He is in a celibate relationship with another male priest. The Reverend Dr Jeffrey Philip Hywel John, MA DPhil (born 1953) is a Church of England cleric, and the current Dean of St Albans. ... The Bishop of Reading is a suffragan bishop in the Church of England, based in Reading, Berkshire. ... The Bishop of Oxford is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Oxford in the Province of Canterbury. ...

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The issue of Homosexuality and Christianity has become a matter of intense theological debate among some Christians, with ongoing argument over whether homosexuality, and specifically homosexual sex, is moral or a sin. ... The issue of homosexuality remains a controversy in the Anglican Communion. ... In the late 20th century, and especially at the turn of the 21st, the Catholic Church in several countries was confronted with a series of allegations concerning sexual abuse of children, mainly boys under the legal age of consent ¹ by predominantly male Catholic clergy. ...


  • The First Gay Pope and Other Records, Lynne Yamaguchi Fletcher, Alyson Publications, Boston, 1992.
  • Episcopal Church, USA
  • Episcopal News Service
  • Bishops follow deputies in dropping last resolve of sexuality resolution
  • New Hampshire priest is first openly gay man elected bishop

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