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US: First openly gay Anglican bishop, Gene Robinson, retires after 10 years

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  1. Do you know any gays that are celibate?

    1. Your point is?

  2. Congratulations of your retirement, Gene. You have shown immense bravery and commitment. Glad you will be working with a more worthwhile organisation now.

  3. Bishop Robinson is married and I assure you they are not celibate. The Episcopal Church in the US is a mile ahead of the Church of England when it comes to GLBT issues. I have a lesbian priest in my parish who is married. She and her partner of fine people….her sexuality is not an issue.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 6 Jan 2013, 1:19pm

      Indeed it is far ahead of the CoE since it also allows its priests to marry a gay couple.

  4. The CofE are breaking new ground again. Accepting gay bishops 10 years after the fact.

    It used to be about a hundred years before they caught up with events.

    At this rate they may be a leading force by 3000 if there are any members left?

    1. Cardinal Fang 7 Jan 2013, 12:36pm

      There have always been gay priests, bishops and popes. What is different is being open about it.

  5. PeterinSydney 6 Jan 2013, 10:21am

    Gene has been a very brave and honourable man. What a contrast he is to all Catholic Bishops.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 6 Jan 2013, 1:20pm

      Not only a contrast to all Catholic bishops but also Anglicans.

  6. Robert in S. Kensington 6 Jan 2013, 1:18pm

    Congratualitions, Gene Robinson, well done sir.

    I urge all gay and non-gay Anglican clergy to form their own branch of the Episcopal church, really put meaning into the word ‘schism’.

  7. Mark and Mark 6 Jan 2013, 5:33pm

    Thanks for your work, Bishop. The world is a better place for it.

  8. Yes he did a brilliant job. I was disappointed to see the article doesn’t mention his recent book release though: God Believes in Love – Straight Talk about Gay Marriage. I have linked my review of this book, a brilliant, thoughtful and insightful book below.

  9. Cardinal Fang 7 Jan 2013, 12:30pm

    It’s very sad that this Bishop had to wear a bullet proof vest for protection.

    Have you noticed that some so-called “religious conservatives” – we used to call them fundamentalists – so often use or threaten violence against those they consider liberals, at least in America – from death threats against this guy, to bombing and killing clinicians providing abortions. I’m sure most, of course, do not. But it doesn’t seem very Christ-like to me.

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