On Saturday in Toronto in front of more than 1,000 people three new bishops were ordained in the Anglican church of Canada. It speaks to the relevance and progressive nature of the denomination that two of the bishops were gifted and highly able women.
But it was the third person, Kevin Robertson, who was the most controversial figure in this glorious, profound ceremony — because he is the first openly partnered gay man to be made a bishop in Canada, and there are some who find that extremely difficult to accept.
These latest members of the episcopacy were elected back in September and those who voted for Robertson, and many who did not, would agree he is an accomplished priest and will likely be an outstanding bishop. But for those who object to his ordination it is, bewilderingly, his sexuality that is the dominant issue.
Source: Toronto Star