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What Gene Robinson's Divorce Teaches Us About Marriage

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

There is always sadness in the news that a marriage has ended in divorce. Whatever the circumstances, a divorce marks the death of the dream of happily-ever-after and the end of a relationship that was entered into with hope, joy and the intention that it be until-death-do-us-part.

Gay Bishop Announces Divorce

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Bishop Gene Robinson, whose 2003 election as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop rocked Anglican Communion, has announced his divorce from his...

A Tale of Three Bishops

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 06.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

No matter how many times someone stands up with blood on their hands and says, "I massacred this Christian because you allow two people of the same gender to marry each other," it does not make it true.

Openly Gay Bishop Invited To Give Closing Prayer At White House Easter Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion

The White House hosted faith leaders for the fifth annual Easter prayer breakfast on Monday, where President Obama remembered those killed in an attac...

Franklin Graham: Making Jesus Look Bad One Interview at a Time

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

I'm tired of having to explain that I'm "not that kind of Christian" to people who assume that Franklin Graham speaks for all of us. Because he does not.

What a Difference a Decade Makes

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
Rev. Susan Russell

Lord knows there are miles to go before we rest. The election of one gay bishop does not the end of homophobia make. But yet, what a difference a decade makes.

First Openly Gay Bishop Reflects On Historic Tenure

AP | LYNNE TUOHY | Posted 12.30.2012 | Religion

CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson says he chafed for several years at being branded the first openly gay bishop of the Ang...

LOOK: Church's Billboard Urging Jesus Come Out Of The Closet Causes Controversy

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A church billboard questioning Jesus Christ's sexuality is sparking controversy in New Zealand. As Auckland Now reports, St. Matthew in the City's...

Growing Embrace Of Marriage Equality

Sally Steenland | Posted 02.12.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

After same-sex marriage was legalized, the sky did not fall. The earth did not spin off its axis. Nor was heterosexual marriage destroyed. Instead more people who love one another got married, and something that had seemed strange or fearful began to seem normal.

Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Sets Sights On D.C. As Retirement Looms

Religion News Service | Jeffrey Macdonald | Posted 11.27.2012 | Religion

(RNS) When V. Gene Robinson became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church in 2003, his controversial election triggered shock waves and f...

And Here's To You, Bishop Robinson

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

The legacy Bishop Robinson leaves as he concludes his ministry is greater than being the first openly gay bishop in the history of Christendom. It is a legacy of using the platform of privilege to make a difference for anyone who has been told that they are outside the light of God's love.

Mitt Romney, From A Gay Man's Perspective

Scott Terry | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Terry

The primary stumbling block between us is the fact that I am gay and Mitt is a Mormon. I know where his heart lies. I couldn't possibly vote for someone who might govern for his religion first and will never support my right to enjoy the freedoms that everyone in our country wishes for.

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Bishop Robinson Wants to Change Hearts and Minds | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.03.2012 | Religion

After a tumultuous decade that featured death threats and bullet-proof vests as well as a wedding to his partner of 25 years, Bishop Gene Robinson will be stepping down from his seat on December 31 of this year. But his work continues.

Gay, Christian, and Proud in Love Free or Die

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 09.10.2012 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis


Happy 65th Birthday, Bishop Gene Robinson!

The Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Today marks the sixty-fifth birthday of Bishop Vicky Gene Robinson, who, in 2003, became the first non-celibate openly gay Anglican bishop. Robinso...

LISTEN: LGBT Filmmakers Speak Out

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I talk with Bishop Gene Robinson and director Macky Alston about their documentary Love Free or Die, director Wendy Jo Carlton about her film Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together, and director Brendan Fay about his documentary Taking a Chance on God.

WATCH: Zach Wahls Joins National Gay Parenting Initiative

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Iowa student whose impassioned pro-gay marriage speech to Iowa legislators became the most-watched political clip of 2011 on YouTube after going v...

Activist Group Calls For MSNBC To Stop Inviting Controversial Guest On Air

Posted 02.16.2012 | Media

Faith-based activist group Faithful America and Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson, delivered a petition filled with 20,000 s...

New Hampshire's Gay Bishop On Rick Perry's 'Strong' Ad

The Washington Post | Bishop Gene Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rick Perry would be pathetic, if he weren't so infuriating. In an effort to revive a sinking political campaign, Gov. Perry has reached a new low in p...

Occupy Thanksgiving

Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater | Posted 01.22.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater

If this was a regular year, I would stand up here and talk about gratitude and how we are so lucky to have what we have. But this is not a regular year.

Employees Should Be Judged on Performance, Not Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

Bishop Gene Robinson | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Bishop Gene Robinson

Fighting to advance protections for a discriminated against minority is one of the roles of a civilized society. We should make the American dream of a job, free from unfair discrimination, a reality for all our citizens.

Say What? Lesbian Priests Marrying Each Other!

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

All couples like to bring the New Year in on a loving note. And what better way for two lesbian priests of the Episcopal Church to demonstrate thei...

Help Us Shame "Mainstream" Religion Into an Alternative (Non-Anti-Gay) Prayer Breakfast

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

It is my great honor to be part of Tuesday Feb 2 press conference to announce the formation of The American Prayer Hour. Why am I doing this? Because ...

Jason Linkins

Gay Bishop Gene Robinson Jokes About Inauguration On The Daily Show (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Over the Inaugural Weekend, openly gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson found himself at the center of coverage and controversy after his opening invoca...