Out of blue the bishops are discussing how to handle Windsor. Gene Robinson is speaking to the House of Bishops.
The bishop wants to stay in the Communion. But he says he can't do so at the expense of his own integrity or the integrity of gays and lesbians who might be called to be bishops. He thinks that they can serve as bishops in the church - people the "spirit" might just be calling to ministry. So he says that he agonized over two conflicting desires. How can I vote no that removes gays and lesbians from the Episcopal gene pool and still stay in communion with the Anglicans? he asks. I fear we have allowed forces outside this church that will predetermine the answer and that they are being trapped into a question. He says Jesus reframed the answer in a different context. Questions that they are not the right questions or the solutions are wrong. He sees the Windsor Report as the "Beginning of a conversation." (Note: But the Windsor Report is clear that this is not what it is). This bishop wants to have his cake and eat it too.
"What would be wrong with telling the truth to the Communion that we are not one mind on this?" Robinson asks. "We are not of a mond and I doubt we can come to a mind. Why can't we just say that and let it be?"
Robinsons says he can't vote for any resolution that excludes anyone, he says, and so he won't.