Last week, the Episcopal Church in the United States and its larger worldwide Christian body, the Anglican Communion, made news headlines as a result of the leaders of Anglican provinces’ (called “primates

And it’s easy to forget, more than three-and-a-half years later, just how contentious the vote for the consent to Robinson’s consecration really was. In the House of Deputies, which took up the resolution for Robinson’s consent first, both lay and clerical orders had similar results: consent was granted by approximately three-fifths of those voting; about 30 percent voted against the consecration; and roughly 10 percent were divided. (A majority vote by the members of a deputation counts as either a “yes