Bishop Robinson denies report about Lambeth Conference attendence -17/12/04
The Bishop of New Hampshire, Gene Robinson, has rebutted a report by the Associated Press that he will attend the 2008 Lambeth Conference in defiance of other bishops. Some conservative Bishops in the Anglican communion have said they would boycott the event if he attended. Under the headline "GAY BISHOP PLANS TO ATTEND 2008 ANGLICAN CONFERENCE" the news agency based in London reported; "New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson, who lives openly with his male partner, has said he plans to attend the conference, even though bishops who believe the Bible bans gay sex have said they would boycott the event if he attended." Bishop Robinson has asked the Associated Press for a retraction. In a statement he pointed out that the only invitations to the Lambeth Conference come from the Archbishop of Canterbury. Those invitations have not yet been made.