1Timothy 3: 2-7
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
The Biblical requirements for a Bishop or Elder in a Church as shown above is unambiguous and a very high standard. No Gay man, can ever satisfy the Biblical standard.
Anglican leaders in the UK really have no idea about scripture!
"The Church of England has today issued a statement confirming that gay priests can be appointed bishops as long as they live in accordance with the teaching of the Church on human sexuality" (ACNS: ACNS5283, 4 January 2013)
God says that even the thought (in this case homosexual) is potent sand equal to actually committing the sin outwardly. So, a man who thinks of homosexual acts is just as guilty as one who performs them. Such a man, like a known thief or killer, cannot be a bishop (pastor). They may only repent and stop both thought and act. The CofE is as corrupt as its modern bibles. No amount of CofE double talk can justify the heretical decision of the Anglican Communion.
Reproduced below is the Archbishop of Kenya Eliud Wabukala's response to Anglican Communcion's policy change to permit Gay men to be Bishops.
"As we enter the season of Epiphany we rejoice in the splendour of the light that has dawned upon us in the appearance of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Yet it is a great sadness that before the New Year has hardly begun, the life of the Anglican Communion has yet again been clouded by compromise with the secular preoccupations of the West.
The decision by the Church of England’s House of Bishops, just announced, that clergy in Civil Partnerships can be eligible to serve as bishops will create further confusion about Anglican moral teaching and make restoring unity to the Communion an even greater challenge.
The provisions of the UK’s Civil Partnership legislation mimic marriage for same sex couples and are clearly designed on the assumption that such couples are sexually active. While it is true that the House of Bishops require bishops with Civil Partners to be celibate, this proviso is clearly unworkable. It is common knowledge that active homosexuality on the part of Church of England clergy is invariably overlooked and in such circumstances it is very difficult to imagine anyone being brought to book.
However, the heart of the matter is not enforceability, but that bishops have a particular responsibility to be examples of godly living. It cannot be right that they are able to enter into legally recognised relationships which institutionalise and condone behaviour that is completely contrary to the clear and historic teaching of Scripture, as reaffirmed for Anglicans by the 1998 Lambeth Conference in its Resolution 1.10.
The weight of this moral teaching cannot be supported by a flimsy proviso. In his teaching about marriage, Jesus reaffirms that marriage is the coming together of a man and a woman in accordance with the pattern of creation itself when he says ‘from the beginning of creation God made them male and female’ (Mark 10:6). For the health and well being of both church and society we must promote this great God given gift of marriage without compromise and ambiguity."
The Most Rev’d Dr Eliud Wabukala
Archbishop, Anglican Church of Kenya and Chairman, GAFCON Primates Council.
Epiphany Sunday 2013 http://www.anglican-mainstream.net/2013/01/06/church-of-england-bishops-and-civil-partnerships-statement-by-archbishop-of-kenya/