“You are not going to hell,” Gene Robinson told a group of 160 gay Mormons last Saturday. The gay Episcopal Bishop appeared at the Affirmation Conference, which dealt specifically with the conflict between one’s faith and their sexuality. In addition to reaffirming the Mormons’ position, the controversial bishop, whose 2004 consecration split the Anglican Communion, Robinson shared a bit of his own coming out:
I got into therapy for two years, twice a week to change myself. You can see how effective that was. By the end of those two years I felt ready to have a relationship with a woman.
Robinson eventually married and had two children, but the couple divorced thirteen years later.