Bishop Robinson's interview on NPR (listen) seems to have provoked discussion at both ends of the Anglican tug of war. Ain't it grand! His invocation of a "God of many understandings" is exactly what keeps me a proud member of the Episcopal Church.
The National Cathedral is "The Nation's Church" and the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington because of this attitude. No, it wasn't the intention of the founders exactly, that concept was not a popular one... but it is being revealed to us in our time. The global economy is also the global spirituality. We must live together or surely we will destroy one another.
The prophetic voice of God in a gay man may be surprising to many. Shocking to some. But the prophetic voice has always come from surprising places in every religious tradition.