1st openly gay Episcopal bishop to divorce husband

May 4, 2014 Full story: KLAS-TV Las Vegas 432

The first openly gay Episcopal bishop, who became a symbol for gay rights far beyond the church while deeply dividing the world's Anglicans, plans to divorce his husband.

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Xstain Mullah Aroma

Philadelphia, PA

#57 May 6, 2014
Dan wrote:
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And you agreed with me.
You mean when I called you a sexually sick bigot. Fair enough.

No, I didn't agree about the other point. Robinson has no obligation to discuss his divorce just because his appointment as bishop and his wedding were such lightning rods for homophobes.

That was the "point" you freeeks are trying to make - that he's hypocritical for not discussing his divorce. It isn't.

My point was he just should have directly said he wouldn't discuss it, rather than rhetorically asking the press for something they're not in the business of providing, i.e., privacy.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#58 May 6, 2014
Dan wrote:
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Um, I don't recall Kim trading exclusively on her having been married.
Robinson did. If you dared disagree with him, he was happy to play the "homophobia" card-in public. He spoke, toured to sell his books, criticized other faiths, got neato gigs at things like the Easter thing at the White House-all predicated on his (HIS) self-promotion as "THE gay married cleric".
Now, it's gone bad, and he bleats that it's "private".
Nice attempt at deflection, though. "A" for effort. "F" for originality.
Quack quack quack. When you heteros stop tossing "the sanctity of marriage" aside like used Kleenex, to the tune of FIFTY percent divorces, then you can point your bony little finger at other people.
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Great Caesars Ghost

Stillwater, OK

#60 May 6, 2014
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>Islam won't taKE OVER THE WORLD! I'm aChristian who beleives in God and Jesus, You worship an idol that says to committ murder. We don't. We say forgive, they don't know what they are doing.
The only way in which Islam will have an opportunity to dominate the world would be if most the world's people were first killed in a holocaust. Not implausible.
Xstain Mullah Aroma

Philadelphia, PA

#61 May 6, 2014
Great Caesars Ghost wrote:
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The only way in which Islam will have an opportunity to dominate the world would be if most the world's people were first killed in a holocaust. Not implausible.
But won't jaysus return and levitate just the "good" Christians and signal the end of the world before any of that other stuff happens?

I mean, speaking of anti rational beliefs systems to be taken with, uh, a grain of salt....

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#62 May 7, 2014
Moral Truth wrote:
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I see you still have that mommy complex. Have you ever gotten professional help for that?
I see you still are too cowardly to pick one name and register. Have you gotten professional help with your cowardice yet?

Afraid of gays, that says a LOT about you, little lying coward.
Fire in Odessa

Pittsfield, MA

#63 May 7, 2014
Xstain Mullah Aroma wrote:
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But won't jaysus return and levitate just the "good" Christians and signal the end of the world before any of that other stuff happens?
I mean, speaking of anti rational beliefs systems to be taken with, uh, a grain of salt....
And then there's Judas. Seeing to it that Muslims and Christians are killing each other as they reap from it all here in America.
There will come a day
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Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#65 May 7, 2014
Fire in Odessa wrote:
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And then there's Judas. Seeing to it that
Scratch a homophobe, find an anti Semite (who is a racist.)
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Morning Glory

Pittsfield, MA

#68 May 7, 2014
Christsharia Law wrote:
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Scratch a homophobe, find an anti Semite (who is a racist.)
You are ignorant and deceitful all in one. It's one thing to protest all these wars, but another to understand who all this debt and murder really is for. We are making the world a more dangerous place every day because of our support of dictators in the Mideast and Israel. Now we have started sh*t in the Ukraine. But please do, go on continually as to blame GWB like the fool that you are and ignore the foolishness of your so called ill advised vision of free-dum and democracy.
Dan

United States

#69 May 7, 2014
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Quack quack quack. When you heteros stop tossing "the sanctity of marriage" aside like used Kleenex, to the tune of FIFTY percent divorces, then you can point your bony little finger at other people.
"Homosexual Gene Robinson, who is homosexual, says (in a homosexual way) that there’s no future for non-homosexual-celebrating-and -ordaining Churches. Robinson, who is homosexual and whose mission consists of reminding people of that fact, is openly homosexual and lives in an openly homosexual relationship with an open homosexual, who is homosexual.

In related news: entire Catholic Church to close Monday."

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2009/07...

"Homosexual Bishop Gene Robinson, who is a homosexual, was recently NOT in whatever it is that he’s supposed to be the homosexual bishop of(yeah, I know, homosexual dog bites homosexual man, homosexual water is homosexually wet, etc) and had the following homosexual comments about the formation of the Anglican Church in North America:

A new North American group claiming to embrace “traditional Anglican values” will not last long, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop has predicted.

Bishop Gene Robinson, an openly homosexual man living openly with a partner, whose 2003 consecration as bishop of the diocese of New Hampshire created a backlash among traditional believers within the U.S., church, told Ecumenical News International he does not believe the new Anglican grouping has long-term viability.

“A church that does not ordain women or openly gay people – I don’t see a future for that,” Robinson told ENI after delivering a sermon on 28 June at the First Presbyterian Church in New York City during the city’s annual gay pride festivities.

Roman Catholic Church? Eastern Orthodoxy? You’ve had good runs. Lord knows, you’ve provided us all with some kick-ass art and hymns over the years. But the future belongs to a “church” with more bishops than parishioners. Suck it up and deal with it.

Homosexual."

http://themcj.com/...

The preceding blog posts illustrate my point here. Robinson's whole public persona was centered (by himself) around his being the poster boy for "gay married clerics".

Now that he's achieved the rather dubious distinction of being the only Anglican Bishop to have divorced both a woman AND a man, maybe he can tone it down with hectoring the rest of the ecclesial world and tend to his own business.
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#70 May 7, 2014
Dan wrote:
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Now that he's achieved the rather dubious distinction of being the only Anglican Bishop to have divorced both a woman AND a man, maybe he can tone it down with hectoring the rest of the ecclesial world and tend to his own business.
No, filth, any of his personal failings are more than reflected in those of his heterosexual counterparts.

He was fighting for equal rights for many, not just for himself. That he isn't perfect or didn't perfectly avail himself of those rights is separate from the issue of the importance of those equal rights, just as those equal rights are important to lgbt people who have no intention of ever marrying.

BTW, his relationship with his male partner lasted for about a quarter century. His children via his ex wife are still close to him. Not bad by the standards of today.

You are a sexually sick dissembler is all.
Dan

United States

#71 May 7, 2014
Christsharia Law wrote:
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No, filth, any of his personal failings are more than reflected in those of his heterosexual counterparts.
He was fighting for equal rights for many, not just for himself. That he isn't perfect or didn't perfectly avail himself of those rights is separate from the issue of the importance of those equal rights, just as those equal rights are important to lgbt people who have no intention of ever marrying.
BTW, his relationship with his male partner lasted for about a quarter century. His children via his ex wife are still close to him. Not bad by the standards of today.
You are a sexually sick dissembler is all.
Yeah.

I'm a dissembler. He actually DIDN'T make himself a totem for gay marriage, despite the obvious (and undeniable) detrimental effect upon the church he was an offical of, nor did he see fit to lecture other faiths about what they should and shouldn't do or think on the subject. Robinson isn't, in fact, a narcissist of the highest order.

I made it all up.

Actually,he rather exceeds "by the standards of today", as he's now divorced both a man AND a woman. That puts him in pretty rarefied air, yes?

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Christsharia Law

Stafford, VA

#73 May 7, 2014
Moral Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Hey .
Maybe it is but I'd rather be me with a mental illness than you without one.
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#74 May 7, 2014
Dan wrote:
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Yeah.
I'm a dissembler.
Of course you lie. Everyone knows he was a visible (far from the first) petitioner in his church for openly lgbt clergy and for marriage equality. That's not the dispute.

The points are:

Heterosexuals wreck their marriages and relationships, too.

He doesn't wish to discuss his divorce in public.

There's no hypocrisy that you sick closet cases try to insert here. He's exactly like heterosexuals in both these senses. Except he still gets along with his kids. Many heterosexuals can't manage that much...or last for 25 years in even a second relationship/marriage.

You are disgusting and sexually sick is all.
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#75 May 7, 2014
Christsharia Law wrote:
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Maybe it is but I'd rather be me with a mental illness than you without one.
Of course it's the (male) homosexually fixated closet cases who are the mentally ill ones.

Mocking and arguing with bigots like that is a sign of health. Well, maybe not arguing too seriously with them isn't, but arguing with the poor souls a little. Just enough to let them know of their outlier status.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#76 May 7, 2014
Christsharia Law wrote:
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Of course you lie. Everyone knows he was a visible (far from the first) petitioner in his church for openly lgbt clergy and for marriage equality. That's not the dispute.
The points are:
Heterosexuals wreck their marriages and relationships, too.
He doesn't wish to discuss his divorce in public.
There's no hypocrisy that you sick closet cases try to insert here. He's exactly like heterosexuals in both these senses. Except he still gets along with his kids. Many heterosexuals can't manage that much...or last for 25 years in even a second relationship/marriage.
You are disgusting and sexually sick is all.
He publicly traded on being a gay married bishop.

He wrote and sold more than one book on the matter. He couldn't tell us enough about it.

He accepted numerous, numerous speaking engagements whereupon he spoke about it. He couldn't tell us enough about it.

He was the willing subject of an HBO documentary on the himself and his being a gay married bishop. He couldn't tell us enough about it.

He wrote more than one op-ed piece where he presumed to pass judgment upon not only his fellow Episcopalians who disagreed with him, but upon other faiths, such as the Catholic Church, who didn't agree with him.

He wouldn't shut up about himself..

Now, it's gone bad and he wants "privacy". Well, I wanted "privacy" for about a decade and I didn't get it. I got to hear and read every GD thing that popped into Robbinson's head because he insisted (and others insisted) that his being a gay married bishop imparted some kind of gravitas unto him.

Maybe I'll get some blessed relief from him now that he's run out of human genders to procliam his everlasting love for.
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#77 May 7, 2014
Dan wrote:
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He publicly traded on being a gay married bishop....because he insisted (and others insisted) that his being a gay married bishop imparted some kind of gravitas unto him.
No, you're still sick as ever.

He faced death threats from fundies. The admiration from educated communities was for his standing up to bigots. Had openly lgbt bishops and marriage equality not been something being fought for then he wouldn't have been better known than any other progressive bishop - then you might have some sort of point.

The fact that he quite publicly petitions for equal lgbt rights is not connected to his experiences with divorce, because those outcomes are more than shared by heterosexuals.

Nor is there any hypocrisy in not wishing to discuss how a publicly known marriage dissolved. That also happens all the time with heterosexuals.

You just a very sick bigot.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#78 May 7, 2014
Christsharia Law wrote:
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No, you're still sick as ever.
He faced death threats from fundies. The admiration from educated communities was for his standing up to bigots. Had openly lgbt bishops and marriage equality not been something being fought for then he wouldn't have been better known than any other progressive bishop - then you might have some sort of point.
The fact that he quite publicly petitions for equal lgbt rights is not connected to his experiences with divorce, because those outcomes are more than shared by heterosexuals.
Nor is there any hypocrisy in not wishing to discuss how a publicly known marriage dissolved. That also happens all the time with heterosexuals.
You just a very sick bigot.
Everything Robinson did was for him and him alone.

Everything.

Married to a woman with whom he had children? Isn't what he wanted, so that's done. "It's just a part of my journey, and why would I possibly regret that?"

His ordination to the bishopric causes his church to split? Doesn't matter-he's doing what he wants. Some folks running that show held him up as a social experiment, and that was fine with him, beacuse he got to do what he wanted-and trade on it. So what about his fellow adherents? The main thing is that Robinson does as he wishes. Someone else can deal with the enormous losses in congregants and the enormous litigation costs. etc. Gene got what he wanted.

I'm not surprised he can't stay married-it won't work for him until he can get married to himself-his one true love above all else.

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#79 May 7, 2014
Next, the first openly bestial Episcopal bishop will marry his goat. After that, maybe the first openly cannibal bishop, eating abortions for breakfast and adults for second breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and supper. Maybe a fine blood wine sangria with cow and human blood with fresh fruit and semen. It is all good. Just sayin'
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#80 May 7, 2014
Dan wrote:
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Everything Robinson did was for him and him alone.
You have changed your non functional argument that he's a "hypocrite" for not wanting to discuss his divorce publicly to this new, non functional argument, you sick bigot/troll.

Again, nothing about his behavior is any different from that of many heterosexuals in terms of divorces or any other imperfections...except that his relationships lasted for longer than average and his kids still have good relationships with him.

The difference is that there has to be a public fight for an openly gay bishop or for same sex marriage. On this front he was much better than average.

And that's why you are merely expressing your sexual illness.
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#81 May 7, 2014
Naughtyrobot wrote:
Next, the first openly bestial Episcopal bishop will marry his goat
It is no surprise that you equate the capacity of goats to the capacities of humans given the family you grew up in.

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