Monday, November 03, 2003 - Top Stories - Episcopal Church in Steps Into Tense New Era
"They must know if they must leave, they will always be welcomed back," Robinson said to one of several rousing rounds of applause from the 4,000 supportive worshippers gathered in a university sports arena.

As Robinson was being consecrated, about 400 opponents attended an alternative Communion at a borrowed church. Critics included Terry Harwood, a Marine just back from Afghanistan. "The only thing I can hold onto is the Bible and 2,000 years of teaching," he said.

4,000 supporters. 400 opponents. I like those odds.