|Dr. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, Anglican Communion|
Conservatives would argue his stance puts him at odds with church teaching.
Dr Williams also revealed he will retire before his full term as Archbishop ends in 10 years, saying: 'I will not be doing this job when I'm 70.'
|The Rt. Reverend V. Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire, partnered/married The Episcopal Church, Anglican Communion|
But said he had to decide against endorsing gay relationships for clergy and bishops because 'the cost to the Church overall was too great to be bourne at that point'.
He said: 'To put it very simply, there's no problem about a gay person who's a bishop. It's about the fact that there are traditionally, historically, standards that the clergy are expected to observe. So there's always a question about the personal life of the clergy.'
|The Very Reverend Dr. Jeffrey John, blocked by Dr. Williams for post as Bishop of Reading|
'Yet again, Rowan is sitting on the fence regarding gay clergy...I don't know how Rowan sleeps at night.Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell told the newspaper that the Archbishop was being inconsistent.
|Drexel Gomez, former Archbishop of the West Indies (including the deadly LGBT hate crime riddled--murder and corrective rape-- diocese of Jamaica) and chairperson of the Anglican Covenant Design Group|
|Accommodating ¨some of the most hateful Christian Homophobes in the World¨ in Africa, August 2010|
|A Biblical Moment: Singing Gods Praise with various Hypocrites, Bigots and Thieves|
· Thanks to The Daily Mail, England
· Thanks to The Times, United Kingdom
· Thanks to The Very Reverend Jeffrey John, Church of England
· Thanks to Peter Tatchell, United Kingdom