Episcopal Church said to face sanctions over support for gay bishop
May be placed on "quarantine"
Sep 21, 2004
Leaders of the Episcopal Church may be placed on quarantine by the rest of the worldwide Anglican Communion because of the U.S. denomination’s approval of an openly gay man, V. Gene Robinson, as a bishop, London newspapers reported early this month.
The Times and the Telegraph described what they said were the expected findings of a special commission that was set up by the archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, in the aftermath of Robinson’s election, ratified at a convention last year. The Anglican Church of Canada may face sanctions as well for its almost equally controversial support for same-sex blessings in a province in western Canada. Both actions run counter to stances taken at the 1998 Lambeth conference by bishops of the 75-million-member communion.