Australian Anglican Bishop Defends Appointment of Gay Priest - ACV Online - Australian Christian Voices
 
According to the ABC's Gippsland regional web-page, Anglican Bishop of Gippsland John McIntyre has defended his decision to appoint an openly gay priest to the parish of Heyfield. 

McIntyre's defense comes after a group calling itself the Anglican Defense League declared the appointment was contrary to the resolutions of the 1998 Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops.  The Bishop stated the Lambeth resolution pertained only to the ordination of gay priests, whereas the priest in question in the present case was already ordained.

According to the ABC website, Bishop McIntyre said: "If they think that I have acted against the Lambeth resolution, they need to think again, because I didn't actually ordain this man. He was ordained over 30 years ago in the diocese of Melbourne."

Importantly, the page also cites Bishop McIntyre as stating that there exists within the Church a wide diversity of views about the place of gay and lesbian people within the church, and that the issue of sexuality is a matter of ongoing discussion and debate.

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