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New Gene Robinson Documentary Discusses His Love Of God, Need For Bulletproof Vests

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Oh baby Jeebus. Just got a press release for a documentary about openly gay Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson. It’s called Love Free or Die, it’s premiering at Sundance in January and it’s a doozy. Imagine this read in the voice of Morgan Freeman:

Love Free or Die is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his husband Mark.

Must be hard to have to make a decision every time you get down on your knees: do you please the Lord Almighty or your loving husband? Here’s the rest:

Gene Robinson is the first openly gay bishop in Christendom. His consecration in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir, and he has lived with death threats every day since. The film follows Robinson’s personal story as American churches debate whether or not lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of God while our nation debates whether LGBT people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of the law.

In Love Free Or Die, Bishop Gene steps onto the world stage as he travels from small-town churches to Washington’s Lincoln Memorial to London’s Lambeth Palace calling for all to stand for equality – inspiring bishops, priests and ordinary folk to come out from the shadows and change history.

They’re putting a trailer together right now and we’ll put it up when we have it, so stay tuned.

Photo Credit: Gillian Laub, Pictured are Bishop Gene Robinson (right) and his husband Mark Andrew (left).

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Dec 1, 2011
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  • 6 Comments
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      I cannot believe some of the trite comments in this article about Reverend Gene Robinson who not only lives by his convictions and beliefs but also showed such courage. I would have expected this type of rubbish from a tea party website.

      Dec 1, 2011 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PTBoat
      PTBoat

      @Andrew: +1 I found the “please his husband or God” comment to be particularly offensive and not even in keeping with the rest of the article as a joke.

      Dec 1, 2011 at 4:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rj
      rj

      If you missed the documentary “For the Bible Tells Me So”, check it out, it also features a wonderful section on this inspiring and humble man.

      Dec 1, 2011 at 11:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gary
      Gary

      That’s it! I’m an atheist but this crud was way over the line. No more Queerty for me.

      Dec 1, 2011 at 11:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pep, Italy
      Pep, Italy

      Wow, way to put down a major supporter and bridge-builder !
      A litte more respect for someone who puts their life on the line ..

      Dec 2, 2011 at 4:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • trevorbartlet
      trevorbartlet

      Gene is an Episcopagan. The guy is the biggest pandering media whore in all of America. Wish the narcissistic old fraud would just hang it up.

      Dec 3, 2011 at 10:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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