Bishop Gene Robinson, whose 2003 election as the first openly gay
Episcopal bishop rocked Anglican Communion, has announced his
divorce from his longtime partner
Robinson, who retired in 2013 as the Bishop of New Hampshire,
and his partner of 25 years, Mark Andrew, were married in a
private civil union in 2008.
“It is at least a small comfort to me, as a gay rights and marriage
equality advocate, to know that like any marriage, gay and lesbian
couples are subject to the same complications and hardships
that afflict marriages between heterosexual couples,” Robinson wrote.
Robinson went public with his sexual identity and divorce from his wife in 1986.
Boy, New Hampshire chose well... Now twice divorced, Bishop Robinson certainly honors the New Testament with his two divorces, the split in the Episcopal Church his consecration caused, and the great publicity he has and continues to seek, well, they all certainly help the cause of the Gospel, now don't they! No, bishops and priests are not perfect people nor are they chosen for how close to perfection they are. But
the church and the people of God expect a certain level of moral and honorable behavior and at least discretion. Those who were looking for a person to break through the gay glass ceiling in the Episcopal Church should have looked harder. Gene Robinson is good at excuses and taking comfort that others fail like he has. He ought to simply fade away...