A schism may be looming in the Anglican Union, and many are worried what this will mean to the future of the church. The Lambeth Commission fueled the controversy with the release of its report.
The Windsor Report sharply rebukes the U.S. Episcopal for consecrating a gay bishop and calls on the Americans to apologize or consider leaving the worldwide union. The commission was set up to deal with the controversial ordination of V. Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire. Robinson, who is the first openly gay bishop, was ordained in 2003 amid a storm of controversy. The Anglican Lambeth Conference, which is an international conference of Anglicans, issued a resolution in 1998, which declared homosexuality “incompatible with Scripture” and opposed gay ordinations and the blessing of same-sex unions.