The Diocese of Stockholm in the Church of Sweden has just elected Eva Brunne, a lesbian in a registered domestic partnership, as its bishop. The Church of England, like the Anglican Communion Churches of Ireland, Scotland and Wales is in full communion with the Church of Sweden through the Porvoo Agreement. The question now is how Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, will respond, having gone to such great lengths to keep partnered gays and lesbians from becoming bishops in the Anglican Communion.
If he opposes this election, he cements a growing reputation as an appeaser of anti-gay bigots such as Archbishops Peter Akinola of Nigeria and Henry Orombi of Uganda, and their American supporters. If he does not oppose it, he needs to explain how the election of the Rev. Brunne differs morally from the election of Bishop Gene Robinson.
Congratulations to Bishop Brunne.
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