Updated on 6/11 to reflect GetReligion’s correction that Senyonjo is a former, not current, Anglican bishop.
The Anglican Communion’s objection to the ordination of openly gay bishops by America’s Episcopalian branch has made headlines again this week, as the Episcopal Church in the United States has now been suspended from participating in ecumenical dialogues.
Nevertheless, former Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo and current New Hampshire’s Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson (the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop) have been meeting with White House officials to share their grave concerns over the harsh anti-gay bill under consideration in Uganda.
For more on the growing Anglican-Episcopal divide over the gay clergy issue — if that’s what this is all really about? — check out these links:
- Anglicans cut Episcopalians from ecumenical bodies (Associated Press)
- Presiding bishop describes Canterbury’s sanctions as ‘unfortunate’ (Episcopal Life Online)
- Rowan Williams and Katharine Jefferts Schori: Anglican Smack-Down (Diana Butler Bass, for Beliefnet’s Christianity for the Rest of Us blog)
- Sanctions carried out against US Episcopalians (Christian Today)
What do you think? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.