Для читающих по-английски... Тот факт, что человек гомосексуалист не сыграл никакой роли. Его назначили епископом "с надеждой"...
After Scruton's presentation, the bishops spent 30 minutes in an Ignatian style of private discussion. First they prayed for what Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold called "interior freedom" and "deliverance from anxiety and bias." At one table, bishops held hands as they prayed.
Then they talked for 15 minutes about reasons for not approving Robinson, and for another 15 minutes about reasons for approving him. Many bishops looked on intently or took notes as a tablemate spoke. When they finished the exercise, Griswold encouraged the bishops to take mental note of which reasons were based in fear and which were based in hope and confidence.
During one hour of open discussion, a number of liberal bishops stressed that the house should not fear the consequences of approving Robinson.
"As I looked over my lists, I noticed that the reasons not to confirm were much longer than the reasons to confirm," said Bishop Ted Eastman, retired from the Diocese of Maryland. But the reasons not to confirm were "tinged with fear," he said, while the other reasons were those of "hope and promise."
"I realize what a moment this is—what a difficult moment this is for some of you," Griswold said after he announced the vote.