(Concord, New Hampshire-AP) -- New Hampshire Episcopalians have elected an openly gay man as their next bishop. After his election Saturday, The Reverend V. Gene Robinson told his supporters to be gentle with those who disagreed with their decision, saying "We will show the world how to be a Christian community." He says he plans to be a "good" bishop not a "gay" bishop. Robinson's selection is is still subject to confirmation next month by the church's national General Convention. One strong opponent is the Reverend David Moyer, president of Forward in Faith, an association of Anglicans against the ordination of women. He called the gay bishop's election an open rebellion against God's created order and the teachings of the church.