''It's not an attempt to fly in the face of the Anglican Communion. It's an attempt to deepen relationships with the rest of the communion, because real relationships are built on authenticity.''
Bonnie Anderson, president of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church. Voting members of the Church decided overwhelmingly this week to open the door to allowing the ordination of more bishops who are gay. This action moves the Episcopal Church beyond the objections of conservatives in the Anglican Communion, many of whom, like Henry Orombi, are located in Africa and have complained loudly about the acceptance of Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. In fact, it has been said many times over the last few years that the Church may split over the issue. (New York Times)