Bible Stories

Gene Robinson: ‘We Left Egypt to Come Out’


We all know New Hampshire’s Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay bishop. The whole world almost got to meet him at President Obama’s Inaugration ceremony, except HBO cut him out of the live feed. No matter. Robinson is still making the press-ready rounds: His last stop at Boston’s Trinity Church had him revealing some of his favorite gay stories from a little book you might know as THE BIBLE.

Says Robinson: “There are a couple of great stories about gay people in the Bible. Maybe you didn’t know that. One of them is the Exodus story, which is the greatest coming out story in the history of the world. It is, don’t laugh. Because we know what it’s like to be in slavery. We know what it’s like to be in bondage. We know what it’s like not to be free. Because we’ve had the experience of someone coming and talking about a promised land, not just of milk and honey, but of freedom, and God’s love and acceptance, and some of us actually believed it and left. We left Egypt to come out.”

Photos: Boston Globe

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