Apparently, while the higher-ups at the Episcopalian church were surprised, but they're still supportive of their gay "minister". Which goes to show you just how morally bankrupt the Episcopalian church has gotten.
Concord, New Hampshire - The Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson, is being treated for alcoholism, a step that surprised friends and colleagues but seemed unlikely to threaten his position in the church. A key administrative committee said it stood by Robinson, whose 2003 election as bishop of New Hampshire caused a furor in worldwide Anglicanism because he lives with a same-sex partner.
"I am writing to you from an alcohol treatment centre where on February 1, with the encouragement and support of my partner, daughters and colleagues, I checked myself in to deal with my increasing dependence on alcohol," Robinson wrote in an email to clergy on Monday.
The glorification of a lifestyle that is clearly anti-God by a so-called "church" is beyond disgusting. Is it any wonder that the Episcopalian church has been losing members so rapidly of late?