Thursday, February 16, 2006

Bishop Robinson

Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop ever to be elected as a bishop in the Episcopal Church, has admitted to alcoholism and checked himself into a rehab center.

Of course, some Shouting Christians ™ are already using Bishop Robinson’s problem as “proof” that no gays should be in the clergy. “See? It’s proof of God’s wrath! God hates TEH GAYS!”

Never mind that God created TEH GAYS.

Quite honestly, this news didn’t surprise me. It saddens me, but it doesn’t surprise me. How much pressure must there be on some one who is “the first” anything? The vanguard of great social change is not a comfortable place to be.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was not considered a hero by most until long after he was killed.

Whenever anyone stands up for anything that challenges the status quo, there will invariably be attempts to shout them down and shut them up.

And Bishop Robinson probably never wanted to be a “cause.” He probably never wanted anything more than to follow his calling.

Be well, Bishop. Rest and heal. Some of us are hoping you win.


At 2/21/2006 9:28 AM, Blogger Tirithien said...

He'll make it. Stress is powerful, but he can beat it with God's help. :-)

At 2/23/2006 9:48 AM, Blogger Bougie Black Boy said...

You've inspired me for a great post....

At 2/26/2006 7:52 AM, Blogger NEO, SOC said...

I disagree in that God did not create GAY people. He created people who chose to be gay; just as some choose to be adulterers, murderers, liars and the such.

I am glad this guy is going to get help, yet he needs to step down from office if his open lifestyle is in opposition with the Bible's clear problem with homosexuality and all immoralities

At 2/27/2006 6:22 AM, Blogger Bainwen Gilrana said...

Wow, it's "nice" to have someone around here who ignores everything science knows about how the brain and the libido work.

Why exactly would anyone choose to be part of the most-despised minority in the entire world, again?


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