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Anglican: Bishop Vicky Gene
The Archbishop wrote to Gene right after we announced our candidates, but
Gene told almost no one, and advised me to tell no one. Hence my
silence until this moment, after the election and after someone else has
made the Archbishop's action public.
Although the Archbishop's action might have won Gene some votes, Gene is
not about the job of 'winning votes.' He chose not to make the
archbishop's action public lest by doing so, he himself would put
sexuality forward as a central issue of the election.
Sexuality never was a major issue for any of the nominees nor for most of
the voters here. The three lesbigay members of the nominating committee
supported all our nominees equally. As did all of the other members of
the Committee, we actively promoted all nominees equally.
Gene is not centered on himself, but on Christ. He is a person of
enormous integrity and deep spirituality
That's what episcopal elections should be about, and all of our nominees
helped to make it so. Thanks be to God!
The Nominating Committee
Louie Crew, English Dept., Rutgers, Newark, NJ 07102 973-485-4503
Chair, Rutgers University Senate. Board of Governors.
On Fri, 12 Jun 1998 PWWhalon@aol.com wrote:
> Dear All,
> On another note to Elizabeth Kaeton's post forwarded by Louie...
> I have a parishioner who spends a lot of time at St. Barth's island in the
> Caribbean. Gene Robinson has had a long-standing relationship with the
> Anglican parish there, helping out as a summer priest. That invitation has
> been withdrawn by the Archbishop of the province, saying that Gene's coming
> out as candidate for Newark makes him unsuitable to serve in the province, as
> per their policy.
> She showed me Gene's letter to the parishioners.