Lambeth invitation 'not possible' for Robinson
The House of Bishops was informed March 10 that full invitation is "not possible" from the Archbishop of Canterbury to include Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire as a participant in this summer's Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops.
Robinson, addressing the House, urged the other bishops of the Episcopal Church to participate fully in the conference, and thanked all who are willing to "stay at the table." (A link to Robinson's remarks will follow.)
Robinson told the House that he respectfully declined an invitation to be present in the conference's "Marketplace" exhibit section.
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And while I'll wait to comment further until after I've seen the full text of Bishop Robinson's remarks, if indeed the best the Archbishop of Canterbury could manage was to invite the Bishop of New Hampshire to be "present in the conference's "Marketplace" exhibit section" then the only thing I can think to say at this point is "Shame on him!"
Update: Report from Bishops Ed Little, Bruce Caldwell and Tom Ely to the House of Bishops regarding conversations about Bishop Gene Robinson's participation at the Lambeth Conference has just been posted to Episcopal Cafe .