Robinson not seeking a quiet retirement
V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion, may be retiring from his job heading the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire in a couple of years - but don't expect him to vanish from public life ...
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“... truth will out.”
Since: May 08
#1 Dec 5, 2010
No one expects Bishop Robinson to vanish from public life after he wrote that he was "swept to the center by God" Himself.
Robinson has been believing his own PR for years and it doesn't look like he will stop anytime soon.
“The Buybull is innerrrent.”
Since: Jun 08
#2 Dec 5, 2010
Ignore the sexually disordered, authoritarian RCC, apologist's brayings.
The world's changing. The Franco RCC isn't, except when some closet case personage lets it slip accidentally that condoms are okay - only - for male prostitutes.
Since: Aug 09
#4 Dec 6, 2010
Dear Pekin native,
You are undoubtedly one of the members of the group that split from the Diocese of Quincy in protest to the direction of ministry taken by the greater Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church accepted Bp. Robinson, first because his own Diocese of New Hampshire endorsed his ministry enthusiastically, and secondly because the election of an honestly and openly-gay man as a fully qualified leader is justified in the Holy Spirit, in reality, to be made a Bishop and to teach the Gospel. The uplifting of women to the Bishopric was also rejected by the Diocese of Quincy.
Today, after the splitting away of those who would not accept these adaptations, the Diocese of Quincy has changed and is moving forward, recently having accepted its first woman into the priesthood.
May God continue to Bless The Episcopal Church for its leadership in these issues.
“Ecce! Sic transit gloria mundi”
Since: Oct 10
I See New Jerusalem From Here.
#5 Dec 6, 2010
I love this comment from Bishop Robinson:
“Jesus was constantly upsetting people,’’ he said in an interview at the diocesan offices in Concord last week.“If we started proclaiming what Jesus did, which is our love for the marginalized and the outcast, and started demanding legislation and money that helped these people, there would be hell to pay. And that’s exactly the kind of Gospel trouble I think we should be in.’’
One of the things that makes Bishop Robinson so remarkable is that he faced this type of hatred all of his life.
This from today's New York Times:
December 6, 2010, 9:43 am
Gay Teens Face Harsher Punishments
By TARA PARKER-POPE
Gay teens in the United States are far more likely to be harshly punished by schools and courts than their straight peers, according to a new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics.
The findings, based on a national sample of more than 15,000 middle and high school students, come at a time of heightened attention to the plight of gay teens. While several high-profile bullying and suicide cases around the country have revealed the harassment of gay teens by their peers, the new data suggests gay teens also suffer a hidden bias when judged by school and legal authorities.
“Gay, lesbian and bisexual kids are being punished by police, courts and by school officials, and it’s not because they’re misbehaving more,’’ said Kathyrn Himmelstein, the study’s lead author, who initiated the research while an undergraduate student at Yale University.
Ms. Himmelstein, now a high school math teacher in New York City, began the research after spending time working in the juvenile justice system during a leave of absence from college. She noticed a disproportionate number of gay and lesbian teens in juvenile court. After co-workers confirmed the trend, Ms. Himmelstein searched the scientific literature but didn’t find any studies evaluating whether gay teens were more likely to be involved in criminal activity or more severely punished.
Ms. Himmelstein said that instead of protecting gay teens from bullying and abuse by their peers, authority figures may actually be contributing to their victimization.
“Our data show that lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are being excessively punished, but the data don’t say why,’’ says Ms. Himmelstein.“We weren’t able to figure out the circumstances of the punishment, but that’s something that should be investigated more in light of recent events involving bullying and harassment of gay teens by peers.’’
#6 Jan 24, 2012
can't wait to see of screening of "love free or die".
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