(Concord, New Hampshire-AP) -- The cheers that greeted the election of the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop in New Hampshire has given way to fear and sadness in other parts of the country. The Reverend Robert Duncan, bishop of Pittsburgh, calls the election of the Reverend Canon Gene Robinson, "a grievous wound" to the Episcopal church. But Bishop Thomas Ely of Vermont wholeheartedly supports the nomination. He says Robinson is a forward-thinker with great respect for church tradition. And he noted the church's "tremendous ministry to gay and lesbian persons in congregations in our diocese." The the election must be approved at national convention in Minneapolis next month.