RESOLUTION REGARDING THE CONSECRATION OF VICKY GENE ROBINSON AS BISHOP COADJUTOR OF THE DIOCESE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE  
 

adopted at the 21st Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, Nov. 8, 2003

Results of Balloting by Orders:

 
  Total voting: For: Against:

Clergy:

Laity:

69

125

57 (82 percent)

103 (82 percent)

12

22

 

 

WHEREAS the consecration of V. Gene Robinson as Bishop Coadjutor of New Hampshire is a violation of the clear teaching of Holy Scripture, the unambiguous and consistent moral teaching of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church, the constitution of the Episcopal Church of the USA, and Resolution I.10 of the 1998 Lambeth Conference on Human Sexuality;

and

WHEREAS the decision was made to proceed with the consecration in determined and callous disregard of the clear warning articulated in the October 16, 2003, statement of the Primates of the Anglican Communion, which was signed by Frank Griswold;

and

WHEREAS, by the consecration of a declared and sexually active homosexual as a bishop, the diocese of New Hampshire and those bishops who participated in the consecration have separated themselves from the teaching of the Anglican Communion, have broken fellowship with us, and departed from the unity of the Episcopal Church and of the worldwide Anglican Communion;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the 21st Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth repudiates the consecration of V. Gene Robinson and recognizes it as a schismatic act which has created a breach in our communion with the Diocese of New Hampshire and those Bishops who participated in it,

AND THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we declare our commitment to work with those Bishops, Dioceses and congregations and those Primates and Provinces that will now move forward with a realignment of the Anglican Communion; we reaffirm the authority of Holy Scripture and our intention to continue faithfully to uphold and propagate the historic Faith and Order of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church under the sovereignty of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.