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Talking with Bishop Gene Robinson
February 16, 2004 6:05 PM   Subscribe

This link does not involve dogs or turtles (mutants, ninjas or otherwise). Rather, it's an insightful interview with Bishop Gene Robinson, conducted by a divinity school student. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr (6 comments total)

 
Yeah, yeah, I sometimes write for Crunchable.net. Apologies to anyone thinking I'm trying to drive traffic there, but I'm not. I'm also not gay or interested very much in organized religion, but I admire this guy for standing up for what he believes in.
posted by emelenjr at 6:05 PM on February 16, 2004


He's very thoughtful, but he's dead wrong about one thing: The orthodox are going to leave the Episcopal Church. They're just biding their time to figure out how to do it.

I don't condemn his lifestyle, but he shouldn't have put himself up for the bishopric. If a heterosexual man had left his wife and children to be in a illicit relationship with another woman, he would have immediately been seen as unqualified to be a bishop.
posted by darren at 7:28 PM on February 16, 2004


I don't believe that's the case, that he left his wife for another man. FWIW, in a speaking engagement in August last year, Robinson explained that he didn't meet his lover until two months after his wife remarried.
posted by emelenjr at 8:16 PM on February 16, 2004


Except that Robinson's ex-wife and kids approve of his current relationship, and supported his election to the episcopate.

I'm not saying it wasn't difficult for her, and I imagine it was, but your analogy doesn't quite scale.
posted by Vidiot at 8:28 PM on February 16, 2004


He's very thoughtful, but he's dead wrong about one thing: The orthodox are going to leave the Episcopal Church. They're just biding their time to figure out how to do it.

As sad as I think that is, I believe it is true.
posted by dejah420 at 9:18 PM on February 16, 2004


And although the Church of England doesn't want it to happen, the Anglican churches in the Southern Hemisphere (Africa, South America) are going to side with the new orthodox branch of Episcopalianism over the current ECUSA. Since the Southern Anglican chuches have millions more members than the C of E, C of Canada and ECUSA, the U.S. orthodox branch will be alligned with the Worldwide Anglican Communion, and thanks to Robinson, the U.S. Episcopal Church will be on the outside looking in. Sad.
posted by darren at 5:58 AM on February 17, 2004


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