Lambeth and the Bishop

The word has come from Lambeth Palace that Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire will not receive an invitation to the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops this summer. I’m not going to say whether I think this is a good or bad thing, because I just don’t know. Part of me says bad, part of me says it is a necessary although regrettable decision that good will come out of. I just don’t know. It is all a regrettable and unfortunate mess, regardless.
Here is the report offered by those of the U.S. House of Bishops who were in conversation with the Lambeth Conference officials regarding Gene’s participation.
Here is Gene Robinson’s response, which I think is a very gracious and responsible response!
Here is the Episcopal News Service announcement.