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Gene Robinson: Openly Gay Bishop, Funnyman


Openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson showed up The Daily Show last night and talked about meeting Rev. Warren, whether America could ever have a gay or lesbian President and while there wasn’t time for Stewart to ask what Robinson thought about the broadcast flub (conspiracy! conspiracy!), the Bishop did manage to go toe-to-toe with the Comedy Central host in the witty chess jokes department.

On:           Jan 21, 2009
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    • dsdrane

      I missed this, so thank you for posting this, Japhy. You have become my go-to guy for all things Episcopalian and Gay (and I’ve been trying to share the wealth over at soulforce.org).

      Jan 21, 2009 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ed

      Props should also be given to Stewart for mentioning the mysteriously disappearing invocation at the beginning of the show, when he speculated maybe it was left out because the Bishop could get “salty” delivered with that great, over-the-top ironic style Stewart does so well.

      Jan 21, 2009 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PearlsBeforeSwine

      What’s the matter? Buchanon, Lincoln, and Kennedy don’t count?

      Jan 21, 2009 at 12:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GJR


      Who said they didn’t?

      Jan 21, 2009 at 1:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChicagoJimmy

      I just gotta say that Gene Robinson is a class act. He wiped the floor with Rick Warren in the prayer department and truly comes off as a guy trying to do good things rather than an icky snake-oil salesman. Rick makes me want to wash my hands just seeing him on TV.

      Jan 21, 2009 at 2:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ask ena

      No Kidding ChicagoJimmy,
      Talk about drama queen! I thought Rick Warren was goimg to start speaking in tongues at any moment. What a bogus hypocrite, talking about equality and love.

      Can someone PLEASE entrap this guy in an airport bathroom already??

      Jan 21, 2009 at 2:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pete

      Hilarious! I loved his prayer and it’s about time that HBO included it.

      Jan 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rick

      saw the bishop last night. LOVED HIM! he is charming and witty and funny. hell even i would like to go to his church!

      Jan 21, 2009 at 8:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill

      I usually flip to the local weather when Stewart does his interview, so I was so glad that I stuck around to see the Robinson interview. I laughed right out loud and was hoping that some websites would pick up his line about the “queen on the board” today. Jon really listens to his guests and so when one gets in a good line, he can appreciate it!

      Jan 21, 2009 at 9:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill

      @ask ena: Especially the way he pronounced Obama’s daughters’ names. That was downright creepy.

      Jan 21, 2009 at 9:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vanicegin6

      I believe they will get more. Having so many people help gay makes gay happy.Most LGBT are also more of happy, but not sad. I just know the bisexual at Bimingle Com will have a party when gay get one more right and one more support of others.

      Jan 22, 2009 at 2:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shark

      @Bill: Totally. Warren sounded like he wanted to dip into the kiddie pool when he talked about Malia and Sasha.

      Jan 22, 2009 at 8:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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