Does anyone know what is going on here?
Only hours before what was expected to be a historic vote on whether to approve the first openly gay Anglican bishop, Episcopal Church officials suddenly delayed the decision this afternoon, saying they needed to investigate sexual accusations against him.
Episcopalians at a convention that already has been punctuated by fierce debate over the selection of the gay bishop-elect, V. Gene Robinson, and fears that it could fracture the denomination, seemed further divided by the development on the day that the debate was finally to be over. In the hallways of the Episcopal Church USA meeting, some said any accusations needed to be thoroughly studied, while others denounced them as a desperate, last-minute move to block the appointment.
Is this just a smear? Is anyone from the area and know anything about the man? You had to be politically blind not to see something like this coming- any time you make your sexuality the cornerstone of your existence (although it may be his political opponents who have made it the cornerstone), it is going to lead to bad things. I don’t mean to say that gay people should be quiet and just hide who they are, but does anyone here think I would know who Gene Robinson was UNLESS he was gay? Maybe I am out in left field here…