Article Title:Bishop of hypocrisy snubs gay Anglicans
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:5th November 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2091
Text:The Anglican bishop of Nelson-Marlborough says his diocese is going to play it by the book – homosexuality will not be recognised. But in an undeniably hypocritical stance, the bishop says his diocese does accept that people can be homosexually-oriented. Bishop Derek Eaton said the diocese could not recognise homosexual acts, because they can't be sanctified by marriage. "To us, homosexuality goes against scripture and the traditional point of view of the church which is that we don't recognise homosexuality," he said yesterday in a statement about the ordination of openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson in the United States which, of course, his diocese does not recognise. Most Anglicans throughout the world will be upset that a gay priest has been ordained as a bishop, says Eaton. Press reports say that conservatives in the church now fear they will face a “rash” of gay priests wanting prominent positions in the wake of Robinson's election as bishop of New Hampshire by a clear majority of church elders.    
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