Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Religion | IN BRIEF

Gay Episcopal Cleric May Seek to Be Bishop

January 19, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

CONCORD, N.H. — A clergyman who has sought six times to become the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop may try again when New Hampshire's bishop retires in 2004.

Search committee guidelines for the next bishop will be released later this year.

"It would be fair to say that I'm very open to the possibility," said the Rev. Canon Gene Robinson, assistant to the current bishop, the Right Rev. Douglas Theuner. "My being gay is rarely alluded to by me or the congregation."

The Episcopal Church is divided over homosexual clergy and same-sex unions. A 1979 church resolution that discourages homosexuality is not binding church law, so dioceses set their own policies.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|