The Episcopal Church is at a crossroads.The United States Episcopal Church voted on whether to confirm the Diocese of New Hampshire's choice for bishop, the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson at the Episcopal General Convention in August of 2003. Prior to his election, Robinson had been the assistant to the retiring Bishop Douglas Edwin Theuner, and was seen as the logical successor. What should have been an easy confirmation process, however, was nearly derailed by a minor detail.
Gene Robinson is gay.