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  • Gay Episcopal Bishop: Religious Liberty is Oppressive

    07/24/2020 7:46:31 PM PDT · by lightman · 23 replies
    The Institute for Religion & Democracy ^ | 23 July A.D. 2020 | Kate Cvancara
    Conservative Christians are using religious liberty as a basis to oppress the marginalized as well as traumatize parents of children who identify as LGBTQ, according to a retired Episcopal Church bishop and a filmmaker. Retired New Hampshire Bishop Gene Robinson and filmmaker Daniel Karslake were hosted for a discussion by the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), an unofficial United Methodist LGBTQ caucus, on July 15. The bishop and the film producer equated God’s purposes with intersectional identity politics of the Left. Robinson was the first man openly in a same-sex partnership to be consecrated a bishop in the Episcopal Church and...
  • Pete Buttigieg: If God Belonged to a Political Party, It Would Not Be Republican

    05/08/2019 7:36:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 7, 2019 | David Brennan
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has suggested that if God supported a political party, it would not be the Republicans. Discussing the importance of his faith to his candidacy, Buttigieg told NBC News’ Today show on Tuesday: “It’s important that we stop seeing religion used as a kind of cudgel, as if God belonged to a political party. And if he did, I can’t imagine it would be the one that sent the current president into the White House.” Buttigieg has rapidly become one of the most prominent Democratic candidates despite his relatively low precandidacy profile. The openly gay, 37-year-old...
  • Gene Robinson, first openly gay Episcopal bishop, announces his divorce

    05/04/2014 4:50:35 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 73 replies
    Religion News ^ | May 3, 2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    Bishop Gene Robinson, whose 2003 election as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop rocked Anglican Communion, has announced his divorce from his longtime partner and husband. Robinson, who retired in 2013 as the Bishop of New Hampshire, and his partner of 25 years, Mark Andrew, were married in a private civil union in 2008. The announcement was made public Saturday (May 3) in a statement to the Diocese of New Hampshire. “As you can imagine, this is a difficult time for us — not a decision entered into lightly or without much counseling,” Robinson wrote in a letter. “We ask...
  • Obama Selects First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

    04/14/2014 9:57:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 60 replies ^ | 04/14/2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: Bishop Gene Robinson @BishopGRobinson POTUS "preaches" at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG! #privilege Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive Center for...
  • American Bishop Gene Robinson condemns Rick Perry’s anti-gay promotion

    12/27/2011 9:00:00 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 39 replies
    ATV Today ^ | Dec. 16 2011 | Ian Westhead
    The USA’s first openly gay Episcopal bishop, Gene Robinson, has responded to presidential hopeful Rick Perry's anti-gay TV promotion suggesting that "it must break God's heart to see religion used in a political campaign like this." Bishop Robinson of the Episcopal Church showed his distaste in a TV interview with MSNBC and also by writing an opinion piece in the Washington Post newspaper. Perry had stated in his commercial that “You don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t...
  • Bishop V. Gene Robinson: Where is the Christian perspective on health care?

    10/05/2009 11:36:54 AM PDT · by meandog · 150 replies · 2,461+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | oct. 2, 2009 | Bishop Vickie Gene Robinson
    Health care is in the news — but you have to wonder where all the Christians are. This is one of the biggest issues facing our country and our people, yet no one seems to be bringing a Christian voice or tone to that debate. Have you noticed? During the presidential campaign, there was much talk about the 50 million or so who have no health care insurance, many of whom who forgo care altogether and then wind up in emergency rooms with more serious, more fully developed illnesses than would have been the case had they sought preventive care....
  • Gay, lesbian priests nominated for bishop

    08/02/2009 11:09:52 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 6 replies · 796+ views ^ | August 3, 2009 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Gay, lesbian priests nominated for bishop LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two Episcopal priests in same-gender relationships are among the nominees for assistant bishop of Los Angeles, officials said Sunday. The Rev. John L. Kirkley of San Francisco and the Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool of Maryland will be among six candidates on the ballot when lay people and clergy vote in December, despite a long-standing request from world Anglican leaders for a moratorium on consecrating openly gay bishops. Los Angeles Bishop Jon Bruno said in a statement Sunday that he was "pleased by the wide diversity" of the nominees. Separately, the...
  • Gay bishop rejoices in NH's gay marriage vote

    06/05/2009 1:48:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies · 1,082+ views
    Google ^ | June 4, 2009 | DAVID TIRRELL-WYSOCKI
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) It was tough enough to get New Hampshire's lawmakers and governor to approve gay marriage, but Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson says there's an even tougher job ahead: getting churches to fully embrace gay marriage and gay people."What we have to work against is countless centuries of tradition which has judged homosexual people to be an abomination before God," said Robinson, the Episcopal church's only openly gay bishop.Robinson sat in the front row of the gallery in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, hands clasped at times, praying for lawmakers to push a little green button that...
  • Gay Bishop Prayer at Obama Event a Model of Political Correctness Run Amok - Video 1/18/09

    01/19/2009 3:03:18 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 516+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 19, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of the bizarre Episcopal Gay Bishop, Gene Robinson, praying at the inaugural concert held yesterday, January 18, 2009, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Robinson addressed his prayer to the "God of our many understandings." It is a model of politically correct gobbledy-gook. Perish the thought that an Episcopal Bishop would mention the name of Jesus in his prayer, even though Jesus happens to be the Savior of the World according to his own church's theology. . . . . . (watch video)
  • Gay bishop Gene Robinson to lead prayers at Barack Obama inauguration

    01/15/2009 1:15:29 AM PST · by Cincinna · 24 replies · 1,274+ views
    The Times Online ^ | January 12, 2009 | Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent
    US President-elect Barack Obama has invited gay bishop Gene Robinson to lead prayers at the opening of celebrations next Sunday leading up to his inauguration next week. The invitation will go some way to placate liberal critics in the US who condemned his invitation to the anti-gay evangelical pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the inauguration itself. Bishop Robinson was himself among those who attacked Mr Obama over the choice of Rick Warren, describing it as a "slap in the face". Bishop Robinson, whose consecration in 2003 was met with worldwide protests from the conservative wing of the...
  • Obama invites gay bishop to offer prayer at inauguration ceremony (gag alert)

    01/13/2009 1:47:07 PM PST · by STARWISE · 32 replies · 1,033+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 1-13-09 | Riazat Butt
    US president-elect Barack Obama has invited the world's first openly gay Anglican bishop to offer the prayer that will mark the beginning of the inauguration festivities. In an email sent to a US blog yesterday the Right Rev Gene Robinson, of New Hampshire, said it would be an "enormous honour" to offer prayers for the country and its new president at the Lincoln Memorial. He wrote that he was "humbled and overjoyed" at the news and took the invitation as a sign of Obama's commitment to being "president of all the people".
  • Victory Or No, Obama's Story Inspires Us All (Enormous Barf Alert!!!

    11/03/2008 7:35:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 929+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 3, 2008 | Eugene Robinson
    Whoever wins this election, I understand what Barack Obama meant when he said his faith in the American people had been "vindicated" by his campaign's success. I understand what Michelle Obama meant, months ago, when she said she was "proud of my country" for the first time in her adult life. Why should they be immune to the astonishment and vertigo that so many other African-Americans are experiencing? Why shouldn't they have to pinch themselves to make sure they aren't dreaming, the way that I do? I know there's a possibility that the polls are wrong. I know there's a...
  • Eye of the storm [Gay Bishop Alert]

    08/14/2008 5:39:17 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 11 replies · 301+ views
    SX News (Australia) ^ | August 13, 2008 | None Given
    Eye of the storm Wednesday, 13 August 2008 By his very existence, the Reverend Gene Robinson – the openly gay Anglican bishop of New Hampshire – is an agent for change in his church, and society at large. He spoke with Peter Hackney. He is friendly, mild-mannered and avuncular. He doesn’t seem like someone who’d tear an entire church apart. Yet Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the history of the Anglican Church, has been accused of doing just that. So controversial is he that at the recent Lambeth Conference, the decennial conference of Anglican bishops from across...
  • Uninvited, Gay Bishop Attends Conference Anyway

    07/26/2008 6:36:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies · 310+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2008-07-26 | Mary Jordan
    CANTERBURY, England -- Gene Robinson's bodyguard didn't have to worry this time. The 40-year-old man who rushed over to Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the worldwide Anglican church, just wanted to shake his hand. "Thank you for bringing the church into the 21st century, for moving things forward," said Martin MacCiarrain, a government employee. The bodyguard, a retired policeman who trails the American bishop because of death threats, eased back. On Sunday during a sermon Robinson delivered in London, a long-haired man had suddenly leapt up screaming at the American bishop: "Repent! Repent!" Since Robinson, 61, was consecrated...
  • Gay bishop should resign for good of the church, says African archbishop

    07/22/2008 12:19:38 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 26 replies · 210+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 22, 2008 | Riazat Butt
    The gay bishop of New Hampshire should resign in order to save the Anglican Communion, a senior African archbishop said today. The call came from the Rt Rev Dr Daniel Deng, the archbishop of Sudan, and followed a strongly worded statement that accused the US Episcopal church of exposing Anglicans to ridicule and damaging their credibility in a multi-religious environment. African bishops who signed the statement rejecting homosexual practice said they could not accept it as part of their church. They reiterated their opposition to developments in the US and Canada, where gay clergy are ordained and where same-sex relationships...
  • Anglican Conflict: A Battle with 'Eternal Significance'

    05/27/2007 8:34:15 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 2 replies · 357+ views
    Christian Today ^ | Saturday, May 26, 2007, 12:39 (BST) | Lillian Kwon
    Anglican Conflict: A Battle with 'Eternal Significance' by Lillian Kwon, Christian Today Correspondent Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2007, 12:39 (BST) The recent non-invitation of two wayward bishops to a decennial global Anglican meeting produced a media frenzy this week. But what does all this mean? "First of all, it is clear that the Archbishop of Canterbury faces an impossible task – he is confronted by two irreconcilable truth claims," stated Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns, newly installed missionary bishop of CANA (Convocation of Anglicans in North America) – an orthodox Anglican splinter group and offshoot of the Church of...
  • Episcopal break up?

    05/23/2007 8:41:01 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 7 replies · 582+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/23/2007 | Our Sunday Visitor
    Episcopal break up? 5/23/2007 Our Sunday Visitor One could argue that the Episcopal Church in the United States has been on the brink of disaster for years. Thomas Reeves, in his book The Empty Church: The Suicide of Liberal Christianity, quoted an observation made about the Episcopal Church in 1994 that seems no less true today: “The Episcopal Church is an institution in free fall. We have nothing to hold on to, no shared belief, no common assumptions, no agreed bottom line, no accepted definition of what an Episcopalian is or believes.” The Episcopal Church has been divided by...
  • No Lambeth Invitation for Bishop Robinson

    05/22/2007 2:57:39 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 5 replies · 492+ views
    The Living Church ^ | 5/22/2007 | The Rev. George Conger
    No Lambeth Invitation for Bishop Robinson 5/22/2007 The Bishop of New Hampshire will not be invited to participate in the 2008 Lambeth Conference, according to the Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, secretary of the Lambeth Conference. Invitations to the conference were mailed May 22 to more than 800 bishops of the Anglican Communion by the conference’s host, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. The Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns, Bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA) and the Rt. Rev. Charles Murphy and his suffragans, the bishops of the Anglican Mission in North America (AMiA) will not receive...
  • Katharine Jefferts Schori on the future of the Episcopal Church

    05/18/2007 7:44:40 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 11 replies · 882+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Saturday, May 19, 2007 | Eileen Flynn
    Katharine Jefferts Schori on the future of the Episcopal Church First woman to preside as bishop talks with Statesman religion reporter By Eileen Flynn American-Statesman Staff Saturday, May 19, 2007 The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, addressed the graduates of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest on Tuesday in Northwest Austin. After the commencement, Jefferts Schori, the first woman to lead the national church, sat down with an American-Statesman reporter to talk about her denomination's challenges, including tensions within the 2.4 million-member American province and with Anglicans worldwide and her recent...
  • Church History: America once an Episcopalian nation

    04/28/2007 2:30:05 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 62 replies · 803+ views
    Daily Citizen ^ | Friday, April 27, 2007 8:43 PM CDT | anon
    Church History: America once an Episcopalian nation Friday, April 27, 2007 8:43 PM CDT Statistically no group of Christians held a greater influence over the founding and initial direction of the United States of America than the Episcopal Church. According to the website, fifty-five percent of the founding fathers were Episcopalian. In addition, Episcopalians comprised thirty-two percent of all Supreme Court Justices and more than twenty-five percent of all presidents in the past two and a quarter centuries of American history. The Revolution may have been a “Presbyterian Parson's War,” as King George referred to it, but...