For some reason it was a big deal for the Episcopal church to elect Gene Robinson, a gay man, as bishop. Because, you know, there's never been a gay bishop before. When the fossilized conservatives couldn't scare people with threats of splitting the Church, they come up with eleventh hour allegations against his character.

The more outrageous claim is the fooferall over Robinson's support of OutRight Concord, a gay youth outreach group. The problem? An affiliated site, Outright Portland, had a link to, which in turn ran a banner ad for, a pr0n site.

Hopefully the good people of the Episcopal church understand what character assassination is.

Update: sounds like the preliminary investigation has cleared Robinson of the various allegations. The confirmation vote is back on.

Update 2: he was elected.
  2003-08-05 14:38 Z