Bishop Gene Robinson Is Excited For Post-Retirement Life

gene robinson THI’d been given this really remarkable opportunity and it would be selfish of me not to be the best steward of that opportunity. We went from my consecration, which set off this international controversy, to nine years later seeing gay, lesbian and transgender congregants welcome at all levels of the church, including bishop…

I leave this job loving it more than when I started. I think the excitement about the future is finally outweighing the grief over the loss.”

Openly gay Anglican Bishop Gene Robinson, discussing his upcoming retirement in January, in an interview with the Associated Press.

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  • Kieran

    The homophobes got what they wanted. They vowed to get rid of the openly gay bishop
    and they did.

  • 2eo

    @Kieran: He’s retired, mostly on his own terms and dealt a crippling blow to the religious right, one which it will NEVER recover from.

    Mission very much accomplished.

  • Dakotahgeo

    @Kieran: Kieran, I’m sure you were speaking tongue in cheek there, lolol. Yes, I think the rrr (radical religious right) got their “Mission Accomplished,” but just a wee bit too late (smiles!) I am in complete agreement with 2eo as Bishop Robinson has accomplished a myriad of positive steps forward for the GLBTQ community, not only INSIDE the church, but in society as well. These forerunners of Christ’s return are few and far between, especially those who walk their talk. The good Bishop has certainly accomplished this. So what if the Anglican Church balked and ran? Good way to get the riff-raff out of the pews that aren’t Christian in their acts as well as their hearts!
    Bishop Robinson, a long a well-deserved retirement to you (but I’m sure you will be “active” in your retirement also. We ministers never really retire!)
    Dakotahgeo, M.Div. Pastor/Chaplain (Ret. but active!)

  • kevininbuffalo

    After +Robinson retires there will still be one open GLBT bishop in the Episcopal Church
    +Mary Glass who is the suffragen (assistant) bishop in Los Angeles.

  • kevininbuffalo

    @kevininbuffalo: Correction, that’s Mary Glasspool.

  • rinkymo

    Nine years later and it’s still “me, me, me”.

    He can’t say anything that isn’t all about him!

  • 2eo

    @rinkymo: You mean christians in general of course?

    The selfish christicentric atmosphere in the west is suffocating to anyone intelligent.

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