Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, has checked himself into a substance abuse program and seems to be coming to terms with alcoholism as a disease. Bishop Robinson is a lightening rod in the Anglican communion as the first openly homosexual person to be installed as bishop. Fr. Neuhaus comments
The self-exculpating dismissal of will and discipline as irrelevant to disordered desires is always a morally dubious step. Bishop Robinson will now be a recovering alcoholic. Good. If only he were also a recovering gay.Quite so. Orientation is almost certainly not a choice. Behavior, on the other hand, almost certainly is.