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Church of England bishop declares he is in a gay relationship
BBC NEWS | UK | Protest disrupts bishop's sermon
The world's first openly gay Anglican bishop was heckled last night as he gave a sermon at a church in London. The Right Reverend Gene Robinson, the American churchman whose appointment as Bishop of New Hampshire triggered a devastating split among Anglican leaders, was branded a 'heretic' by the lone protester. Bishop Robinson began his sermon by expressing his sadness that the Anglican Communion was tearing itself apart. The long-haired heckler repeatedly jabbed his finger and shouted 'repent, repent, repent'. He said the bishop 'preached the Gospel but departed from it' and claimed it was he who was behind the schism. The bishop had to halt his sermon as a slow hand-clap by members of the congregation began in response to the heckling. Speaking after the service he said that it was an excellent and inspirational sermon, adding that the bishop had handled the outburst very well.
'Heretic': The first openly gay bishop is pilloried in the pulpit by a long-haired heckler
The bishop of Grantham has become the first Church of England bishop to say that he is gay and in a relationship. Bishop Nicholas Chamberlain, a suffragan in Lincoln diocese, was consecrated last year by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby - who has said he knew about the bishop's sexuality. The archbishop also said: "His appointment as bishop of Grantham was made on the basis of his skills and calling to serve the Church in the Diocese of Lincoln.
Thank you for signing up. Sorry, it looks like an error occurred. An openly gay US bishop, who is at the centre of an historic split in the Anglican church, faced a heckler as he delivered his sermon at a west London church. The bishop had begun his sermon with a lament that the Anglican Communion was tearing itself apart due to its preoccupation with sexuality. But the heckler shouted that the divide in the church was the bishop's fault.