Brian Winslow of Deerfield, New Hampshire demonstrates in support of openly gay Reverend Gene Robinson with a sign reading 'God is Love' as a New Hampshire state trooper stands guard between supporters and opponents outside the ceremonies installing the f
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - After five months of objections to making an openly gay man an Episcopal bishop, there will be two more at the Rev. V. Gene Robinson's consecration on Sunday.
The ceremony traditionally provides an opportunity for objectors to speak, and two people - both representing larger groups - plan to do so.
Kathy Lewis and her daughter Jillian of the Church of the Redeemer in Rochester will be in a group of lay people, one of whom will read a written statement objecting to Robinson's elevation.
"It is in direct violation of holy Scripture," Lewis said in a telephone interview Friday. She said members of her group plan to stand for the objection and then leave for an alternative service two miles away in Durham.