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Robinson Led Secret Gay Priest Retreat

Openly gay Anglican Bishop Gene Robinson got a bit sneaky with some Catholic priests a few years back:

Robinson said he led a confidential retreat a few years ago for gay Roman Catholic priests.

Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church and world Anglican Communion, said the Catholic priest group that organized the meeting had invited him to attend.

About 75 Catholic clergy from around the U.S. participated without notifying their bishops or provincial leaders, Robinson said.

Robinson wouldn’t disclose details of this mens’ weekend, but did reveal that he urged them to fight for women’s rights within the priesthood: “I believe that if you work for the ordination of women in your church, you will go a long way toward opening the door for the acceptance of gay priests.”

On:           Oct 30, 2008
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    • Psychofag

      He´s hot…I´d get on my knees to do a confession to him..

      Oct 30, 2008 at 9:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • WDF

      Ewwwww! Obviously you have never met him.

      Oct 30, 2008 at 10:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ajax

      WDF, maybe Psychofag finds him hot because because the Bishop is a good man with a good mind. Sex with a soulful brainiac can be awesome. You should try it sometime – if one will give you the time of day.

      Oct 30, 2008 at 11:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw

      This kind of stuff always amazes me why it is news. Just because you’re a priest or nun or whatever doesn’t mean you cease to be a person. They do have SOME freedoms like what to do with their own free time. It is not like they were conspiring to blow up a building at this retreat. And contrary to popular belief legitimate dissent has always been in the Catholic Church. Less tolerated at times, true, but everyone was not in agreement- that is why they had all those Councils (Nicea, Ghent, Diet of Worms etc.)

      Oct 30, 2008 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • osocubano

      I hope they gave out condoms, at least.

      Oct 30, 2008 at 3:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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