Canon Gene Robinson is consecrated a Bishop - and controversy ensues
Canon Gene Robinson was consecrated a Bishop in New Hampshire over the weekend. As the first openly gay man to become a Bishop, this was bound to cause controversy. There is a very good round-up of the various reactions to his consecration from The Witness, a newspaper in Natal, South Africa. There are some interesting letters on the subject from some of their readers.
The video clips I have seen of the consecration service in the past couple of days show what seems to be a huge crowd of people, all seemingly overjoyed at the elevation of this good man. A wide mixture of people seemed to share the joy, including his former wife and their child(ren?).
I doubt very much whether the bleatings of the Anglican 'conservatives' (aka 'homophobes') will divert the North American Episcopate from its course of action.