Bishop Alan Wilson believes that there are at least 13 gay bishops in the Church of England. As marriage equality passes in U.K., he urges them to come out.
As The Advocate reported:
“I would confidently name 13 bishops (in the Church of England) as being gay, meaning 10 percent of bishops in England are gay. How any of the 13 live with themselves, their inner world of truth, I can’t imagine” Wilson said.
Bishop Gene Robsinon, a member of the American arm of the Anglican Communion wrote to The Daily Beast:
"Here’s what victimization looks like," wrote Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church. "Every day, especially in some places, LGBT people face the real possibility of violence because of their orientation or gender identity. Young people jump off bridges or hang themselves on playground swing sets because of the bullying and discrimination they face. In 29 states, one can be fired from one’s job simply for being gay, with no recourse to the courts."
"But as a society, we would do well to distinguish between real victimization and the also-very-real discouragement felt by those who now find themselves in the minority," he continued.