This is an update to my earlier comments about the first openly gay Episcopalian bishop. The Rev. V. Gene Robinson has this to say about his election:

In a news conference after the vote, Robinson said his opponents were right that the decision was contrary to the church’s traditional teaching against homosexuality.

“Just simply to say that it goes against tradition and the teaching of the church and Scripture does not necessarily make it wrong,” he said. “We worship a living God, and that living God leads us into truth.”

There is a great deal embedded in this simple statement. To shift the conversation away from traditional scriptural debate and toward modern spirituality is not just brilliant strategy — it’s beautiful theology.

Posted on August 6th, 2003 by Katxena