The Church of England is part of the Anglican Communion, a worldwide family of Anglican churches in more than 160 different countries. In such a diverse community of churches, the issues surrounding human sexuality have always been hotly debated.
Giles Fraser calls for the Church to act on homophobia
During the launch of the Windsor report, Dr Robin Eames left his audience in no doubt that homophobia is totally unacceptable within the Anglican Communion. Given this, much rides on the question whether opposing the consecration of the Rt Revd Gene Robinson is homophobic. If it is, then the logical conclusion emerges that those who would deny the Bishop of New Hampshire his mitre have no place in the Communion.