Admiral of Morality: For Bishop Gene, "moving on" means moving on to "the next round"

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

For Bishop Gene, "moving on" means moving on to "the next round"

The Boston Globe this morning has an interesting story on its front page about Bishop Gene.

Reporting from diocesan headquarters in Concord, N.H., the report reviews some of the events since +Gene's consecration five years ago "in a nearby hockey arena, wearing a bulletproof vest under his new golden vestments," and previews +Gene's upcoming schedule, including Lambeth and his civil union in June.

A good section of the report is a bit of a rehash of the past several years, using many of the phrases that, to regular readers of Episcopal/Anglican news reports, have become very familiar.

+Gene says in the interview that "he agrees with assertions by the presiding US bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, that he is not the only gay Anglican bishop, simply the only one willing to be open about his sexuality."

He also says that because of his visibility, his personal safety may be at risk, but that he's not afraid.

"I'm not afraid, I'm just realistic. There are angry people, and there are crazy people out there. And as far as we know, not a single one of the disciples died of old age at home in bed. The kind of confidence that they felt after the resurrection just enabled them to go out and make their witness and then what happens happens, and that's the way I feel."

The article in full is here.


Anonymous Mary Sue said...

Is it wrong for me to pray for fewer martyrs for the faith?

3/25/2008 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger Weiwen Ng said...

minor correction: Bishop Terry Brown of Malatia is also gay and also open about his sexual orientation.

4/07/2008 03:45:00 PM  

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