1st openly gay Episcopal bishop to di...

1st openly gay Episcopal bishop to divorce husband

There are 417 comments on the KLAS-TV Las Vegas story from May 4, 2014, titled 1st openly gay Episcopal bishop to divorce husband. In it, KLAS-TV Las Vegas reports that:

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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#82 May 7, 2014
Christsharia Law wrote:
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It is no surprise that you equate the capacity of goats to the capacities of humans given the family you grew up in.
You say that like it's a baaaaaad thing! Goats are very loving creatures, especially the fainting ones. In a world with no morality and no standards, who are you to judge? I want to be the first openly Robot Bishop, and marry my father and my brother and my sister and my goat. Anything goes. Also, I will spritz the congregation with my holy urine. Gather and make the sign of the pentagram, and worship my big metal unit.:)
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#83 May 7, 2014
Naughtyrobot wrote:
<quoted text>You
You're not witty, not here nor in "Weird."

And you weren't trying to be just witty when you made your slippery slope argument equating same sex marriage to bestiality.
yup

Tolland, CT

#84 May 7, 2014
Naughtyrobot wrote:
<quoted text>You say that like it's a baaaaaad thing! Goats are very loving creatures, especially the fainting ones. In a world with no morality and no standards, who are you to judge? I want to be the first openly Robot Bishop, and marry my father and my brother and my sister and my goat. Anything goes. Also, I will spritz the congregation with my holy urine. Gather and make the sign of the pentagram, and worship my big metal unit.:)
The real slippery slope is allowing fundie nut-jobs (of any variety) to dictate public policy on any level.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#85 May 7, 2014
Christsharia Law wrote:
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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.
He's hypocritcal for asking for "privacy" when he ran it 24/7 about being a gay married bishop.

He is that.

He's also a narcissist.

He can be both.

And it has not a thing to do with his being gay.
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#86 May 7, 2014
Dan wrote:
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He's hypocritcal for asking for "privacy" when he ran it 24/7 about being a gay married bishop....And it has not a thing to do with his being gay.
The two things are directly connected because he had to fight to be an openly gay bishop and for his same sex marriage.

Had these rights not been contended then he wouldn't have had to engage in a public squabble for these equal rights. But he had to fight publicly for those rights...because he didn't have those rights and fundie scum were trying to keep those rights away from him.

You have a typical right wing inability to understand cause and effect, although with you it's part of your purposeful disingenuousness.

And he didn't help get these breakthroughs only for himself, he played a big part, in the face of active, ongoing death threats, in many other people getting these commonsense rights. Your definition of "narcissism," apparently.

Lots of heterosexuals have multiple marriages break up. Lots of public figures who were only too happy to trumpet their spouses in public wish to stop speaking about their spouses when they divorce their spouses. AMAZING, isn't it?

You are and always will be a sexually sick bigot/troll is all that's going on here. You never made an actual point on topix.

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#87 May 7, 2014
Christsharia Law wrote:
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You're not witty, not here nor in "Weird."
And you weren't trying to be just witty when you made your slippery slope argument equating same sex marriage to bestiality.
No, I also referenced polygamy and cannibalism. Can we legislate morality? Murder is fine? Age of consent laws outdated? Incest is fine if consenting adults? Combining DNA of different species, including humans? Ethics, part of law since the dawn of civilization. It will also become important to decide how to handle transfering consciousness to machines.
Just sayin'
Dan

Omaha, NE

#88 May 7, 2014
Christsharia Law wrote:
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The two things are directly connected because he had to fight to be an openly gay bishop and for his same sex marriage.
Had these rights not been contended then he wouldn't have had to engage in a public squabble for these equal rights. But he had to fight publicly for those rights...because he didn't have those rights and fundie scum were trying to keep those rights away from him.
You have a typical right wing inability to understand cause and effect, although with you it's part of your purposeful disingenuousness.
And he didn't help get these breakthroughs only for himself, he played a big part, in the face of active, ongoing death threats, in many other people getting these commonsense rights. Your definition of "narcissism," apparently.
Lots of heterosexuals have multiple marriages break up. Lots of public figures who were only too happy to trumpet their spouses in public wish to stop speaking about their spouses when they divorce their spouses. AMAZING, isn't it?
You are and always will be a sexually sick bigot/troll is all that's going on here. You never made an actual point on topix.
Robinson is a narcissist who is a hypocrite for hiding out now that his marriage didn't work-when it was "on". and going his way (Gene ALWAYS makes sure what he wants is at the forefront) he milked it and his self-appointed totem status for every nickel and every headline it was worth. Every nickel, and every headline.
Deny it. Just try to deny it.
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#89 May 7, 2014
Naughtyrobot wrote:
<quoted text>No, I also referenced polygamy and cannibalism. Can we legislate morality? Murder is fine? Age of consent laws outdated?...Just sayin'
You literally have no fcking idea what you're saying.

We don't legislate morality. We legislate - supposedly - based on whether there is some rational, governmental interest in barring some conduct. Not buybull. Not "moral."

Your list of all these awful things you ponder all day, like incest and polygamy, assuredly prove my comment about you making a slippery slope argument. The list also indicates how you really do devalue lgbt and their relationships...by what you liken those relationships to.

Stupid and bigoted. Not witty. Demographic dead end. Trash and outlier. Welcome to the 21st century, Cletus.
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#90 May 7, 2014
Dan wrote:
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Robinson is a narcissist who is a hypocrite for hiding out now that his marriage didn't work-when it was "on".
He was fighting for general rights, rights that would apply to many persons, not just himself. At great personal risk...to the point of many, many death threats.

Lots of heterosexuals celebs are only too happy to go on and on about their marriages...and then clam up in public when the divorce comes. It's not a gay thing, or a Robinson thing.

Plus, those couples didn't have to campaign politically and publicly for the right to marry in the first place. Robinson did have to fight publicly to marry.

You are merely a sexually sick bigot grasping onto whatever hateful nonsense you can, as always.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#91 May 7, 2014
Christsharia Law wrote:
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He was fighting for general rights, rights that would apply to many persons, not just himself. At great personal risk...to the point of many, many death threats.
Lots of heterosexuals celebs are only too happy to go on and on about their marriages...and then clam up in public when the divorce comes. It's not a gay thing, or a Robinson thing.
Plus, those couples didn't have to campaign politically and publicly for the right to marry in the first place. Robinson did have to fight publicly to marry.
You are merely a sexually sick bigot grasping onto whatever hateful nonsense you can, as always.
Please.

"Great personal risk". "many death threats". He claimed he got death threats-none were ever verified from my reading.

Now YOU'RE carrying water for him. Selfless Gene, right?

He never "fought publicly to marry". What are you talking about here?

He got married to whom he wanted to marry when he wanted to.

His issue was being gay, divorced and ordained a Bishop in the Episcopal Church (then marrying the guy, now divorcing the guy).

You're so Pavlovian in your defense of Robinson, no matter what (because he's gay) that you don't even know the subject of the discussion, nor does it seem to concern you.

I'd be one hell of lot more judicious about calling people a "troll" if I was you.

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Since: Oct 08

Earth

#92 May 7, 2014
Christsharia Law wrote:
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He was fighting for general rights, rights that would apply to many persons, not just himself.
lol....he got those rights. He proved they meant nothing because as soon as he was married he also got to use the right to use divorce laws as is happening with many gays. Was that the purpose in fighting for marital equality? To have a right to divorce laws to make any kids in the defunct marriage suffer as much or more than the gay couple now as they were before? Single? Unmarried?
Gays made the fight for marriage sound like they were going to show all heteros and the religious how marriage was suppose to work in some glorious fashion heteros had no clue about. How marriage could survive beyond a few years without using divorce as an end to it. So what now? Gays are proving not to have a clue about marriage as most heteros. Was that the central purpose? To have a right to be as most heteros are of marriage? Losers?

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#93 May 7, 2014
fr robot:

>Next, the first openly bestial Episcopal bishop will marry his goat....<

Wrong. GLBT's do not want to marry farm animals, children, or siblings. Just the consenting, non-attached, legal adult person that they want to.

There. It's so simple, even danny here can understand it.
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#94 May 7, 2014
Dan wrote:
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He claimed he got death threats-none were ever verified from my reading.
He never "fought publicly to marry". What are you talking about here?
You're so very sexually sick, troll.

Who cares what you "verify" from your reading? You're a simpleton bigot-troll who doesn't know anything and doesn't want to. Of course the authorities were involved both in the US and in the UK regarding the many death threats. They know they weren't invented. Now, it's a trickier thing to determine when an anonymous death threat is actually serious or not. Robinson wore a bullet proof vest at many events. And we know how many abortion providers have been shot. So these jaysus people on the fringe are dangerous.

I'll explain again for the impaired:

Had he had the right to be a bishop or to marry his male partner he would not have been engaging in public advocacy. That is the "causal" aspect I referenced, which you could not understand.

His public advocacy was not just about his being a bishop or his marrying his boyfriend. Obviously it was about equal lgbt rights for the lgbt community.

So, as you knew perfectly well, that's what I was talking about.

And lots of heterosexual celebs who talk about their relationships clam up when those relationships break up. All your "complaints" apply just the same to str8 people. You're a sick, outlier bigot is all that's going on here.

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#95 May 7, 2014
Xstain Mullah Aroma wrote:
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Off course you're a bigot.
Working for and getting the right to marry doesn't mean those marriages will never end in divorce.
Robinson should have just said he'd have no comment, instead of making this lame request for privacy you always hear from public figures.
You are merely sick is all, bigot.
Bigot..blah blah blah...racist blah..blah...blah Homophobe ...blah..blah...blah..

Yawn.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#96 May 7, 2014
No Surprise wrote:
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lol....he got those rights. He proved they meant nothing because as soon as he was married he also got to use the right to use divorce laws as is happening with many gays. Was that the purpose in fighting for marital equality? To have a right to divorce laws to make any kids in the defunct marriage suffer as much or more than the gay couple now as they were before? Single? Unmarried?
Gays made the fight for marriage sound like they were going to show all heteros and the religious how marriage was suppose to work in some glorious fashion heteros had no clue about. How marriage could survive beyond a few years without using divorce as an end to it. So what now? Gays are proving not to have a clue about marriage as most heteros. Was that the central purpose? To have a right to be as most heteros are of marriage? Losers?
you seem to be making up your own little history in your mind...

try reality, it is fun....
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#97 May 8, 2014
No Surprise wrote:
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lol....he got those rights. He proved they meant nothing because as soon as he was married he also got to use the right to use divorce laws
Hey stupid pos, heterosexuals being able to divorce does not mean their right to marry means nothing. Same for lgbt people.

You're so addled and incapable of logic we can only ask where trash like you comes from, to exist in such a fog of stupidity and bigotry and be so proud and satisfied of it.

You're disgusting.
Christsharia Law

Philadelphia, PA

#98 May 8, 2014
American_Infidel wrote:
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Bigot..blah blah blah...racist blah..blah...blah Homophobe ...blah..blah...blah..
Yawn.
Hey cre tin, you didn't address the content. Because you're anti rational. That's why people like you get laughed off college campuses and out of corporate America and the media when you get careless enough to express your sexual problem of homophobia.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#99 May 8, 2014
Christsharia Law wrote:
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He was fighting for general rights, rights that would apply to many persons ...
... who all just happened to be gay narcissists, just like Gene.
Keye Sexton

UK

#100 May 8, 2014
MIKETOUHY wrote:
SOB decides he was cured of his homosexuality, later changes in mind and then divorces his wife and the kids grow up without Dad in the home.
Now he's divorcing his gay partner.
weirdo.
His children were adults at the time of the divorce.
Dan

Omaha, NE

#101 May 8, 2014
Christsharia Law wrote:
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You're so very sexually sick, troll.
Who cares what you "verify" from your reading? You're a simpleton bigot-troll who doesn't know anything and doesn't want to. Of course the authorities were involved both in the US and in the UK regarding the many death threats. They know they weren't invented. Now, it's a trickier thing to determine when an anonymous death threat is actually serious or not. Robinson wore a bullet proof vest at many events. And we know how many abortion providers have been shot. So these jaysus people on the fringe are dangerous.
I'll explain again for the impaired:
Had he had the right to be a bishop or to marry his male partner he would not have been engaging in public advocacy. That is the "causal" aspect I referenced, which you could not understand.
His public advocacy was not just about his being a bishop or his marrying his boyfriend. Obviously it was about equal lgbt rights for the lgbt community.
So, as you knew perfectly well, that's what I was talking about.
And lots of heterosexual celebs who talk about their relationships clam up when those relationships break up. All your "complaints" apply just the same to str8 people. You're a sick, outlier bigot is all that's going on here.
Um, he was married to his male partner. The one he's divorcing now. That one. And, he actually retired from the bishopric. So, not sure what "right" do to either you think he was "fighting" for.

He was engaged in advocacy for ......what Gene Robinson wanted. Causal factor?
Narcissism.

"Lots of celebs" don't trade off of being gay and married and a bishop. Gene did. Gene will still try to. Since he's blown through both genders now, he'll give interviews and speak on what it's like to be gay, married and now divorced and a bishop.

Not now of course, as he wants "privacy". He'll wait until anyone who'd ask him an embarassing question finds something better to do-after that, he'll re-emerge..

He never tires of letting us all know how he's feeling about, well, anything, becuase he's so damn important.

You can defend him simply because he's gay. I'm not obliged to give him a pass and I won't..

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