Monday, 9 June 2008

Canterbury Welcomes Gene Robinson

Not only Canterbury but St. Paul's welcomed the Civil Partnership of Bishop Gene Robinson and his partner Mark Andrew. Unfortunately this was Canterbury Shaker Village, where the reception was held, and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Concord, where there was a service of blessing, with Rev. Susan Russell, President of Integrity, preaching.

The best of wishes to them for the future, and for their witness to the religious communities. It is a pioneer ministry given the prejudice and deep homophobia that has been so exposed in recent years, not just in Anglicanism but further afield as well.


Doorman-Priest said...

Nearly had me there!

Pluralist (Adrian Worsfold) said...

Crumbs. I'd only just written this.