Tuesday, July 22, 2008

American Bishops Meet, ‘Infuriated’ Robinson Excluded


[The Living Church] 22 Jul 2008--Despite a personal plea from Bishop Gene Robinson, the bishops of The Episcopal Church adhered to the rules of the Lambeth Conference, which have prohibited the Bishop of New Hampshire from formal participation in the decennial event at Canterbury.

Bishop Robinson said the news was “infuriating,” and that he learned on Saturday he would not be allowed to participate during time set aside Monday afternoon for meetings of bishops from the provinces.

“Well, I guess it makes sense that he wouldn’t be allowed to participate since he isn’t invited to the conference,” said the Rt. Rev. Gordon Scruton, Bishop of Western Massachusetts, during an Episcopal News Service media briefing Sunday evening.

Related article:
US Bishops drop bid to have Robinson admitted to Lambeth Conference - Religious Intelligence

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