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Episcopalians react with sadness to the retirement of Bishop Gene Robinson
Boston Globe ^ | Nov. 7, 2010 | Kathy McCabe and Eric Moskowitz

Posted on 11/07/2010 12:58:02 PM PST by La Enchiladita

Across the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, congregants and clergy today reacted with heavy hearts to word that Bishop V. Gene Robinson is retiring.

Robinson, 63, whose consecration seven years ago as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church divided the Anglican Communion worldwide, yesterday announced at the annual convention of the New Hampshire diocese that he plans to retire in January 2013, short of the mandatory 72-year-old retirement age for Episcopal bishops. He cited death threats and the considerable strain that the worldwide rift has placed on him, his family, and the church.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
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It's all about him. What a narcissist.
1 posted on 11/07/2010 12:58:07 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

He said the last few years have been hard on him and his HUSBAND, Mark.


2 posted on 11/07/2010 1:01:25 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: La Enchiladita

Go away, Mr. Robinson. And may God have mercy on your soul.


3 posted on 11/07/2010 1:01:54 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr

Satan LAUGHS.

What FOOLS are these “Progressive Christians”


4 posted on 11/07/2010 1:06:59 PM PST by Levante
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To: La Enchiladita

I thought they would be gay about his retirement!


5 posted on 11/07/2010 1:11:41 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: La Enchiladita
Wait a minute. There's a mandatory retirement at age 72 that ostensibly is well known in the Episcopalian world, right? So why is this a surprise to anyone, and what's the point of announcing the inevitable two+ years beforehand?
6 posted on 11/07/2010 1:16:31 PM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: bboop

And, it really irks me when they claim death threats.
Everyone in the public eye gets death threats, and I suspect some magnify these more than others just to let us know how horrible the “haters” are.


7 posted on 11/07/2010 1:27:18 PM PST by La Enchiladita (It's Morning in America!! And darkest night in California....:(:()
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To: La Enchiladita

“The stress has just been riding my ass”, said Robinson. “It is just too big to take. It’s literally torn me up inside.”

Feel free to add appropriate comments.


8 posted on 11/07/2010 1:40:11 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: bboop
<<>>> just has Robinson's four chidren reacted with sadness when he abandoned their mother for a man.
9 posted on 11/07/2010 1:41:29 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: La Enchiladita
Death threats? These are Epi-scop-alians ~ they don't do that stuff.

Maybe it's his doctor telling him all about how certain diseases he's picked up are going to kill him.

10 posted on 11/07/2010 1:41:49 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: La Enchiladita
My favorite "death threat" story is by a former MA state senator.

Black, female, and a Dem, she claimed she didn't pay her taxes because she needed the money for an alarm system because of death threats. The alleged "threat(s)" didn't happen for a year or two after she first stopped paying her taxes.

Instead of a slap on the wrist, they gave her an ankle bracelet.

She still didn't learn her lesson.

The FBI nabbed her a year or two ago with video of her stuffing Benjamins in her bra from some influence peddling or some such.

11 posted on 11/07/2010 1:52:19 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: La Enchiladita

But he’s not sorry that he threw the entire Anglican Communion into turmoil and probably drove thousands of people out of the church.

Never mind. I’m sure that the Episcopal bishops will replace him with a lesbian bishop, or maybe reach out ecumenically and appoint a Muslim cleric to the job.


12 posted on 11/07/2010 1:57:46 PM PST by Cicero
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To: Cicero

Make that hundreds of thousands. And if you count that most of the world’s Anglicans have now broken communion not only with the Episcopagans but the Archbishop of Canterbury for siding with the homosexual agenda, it’s millions.


13 posted on 11/07/2010 2:12:38 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing


Bishop: "My gay lover is more important than my wife and two girls"
14 posted on 11/07/2010 2:44:29 PM PST by WaterBoard
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To: La Enchiladita

Across the Episcopal Churches in the USA the few remaining congregants and clergy today reacted with heavy hearts to word that Bishop V. Gene Robinson is retiring.

Vicky might think he matters, but there are so few people in the Episcopal Denomination it would not matter if Vicky Gene Robinson was an atheist.


15 posted on 11/07/2010 2:47:14 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: La Enchiladita
Would they have been so "liberal" to a bishop who left his wife and children to shack up with a woman?
16 posted on 11/07/2010 3:44:12 PM PST by Salman
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bump for reading later


17 posted on 11/07/2010 3:52:58 PM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: La Enchiladita
only the queer ones...
18 posted on 11/07/2010 3:57:53 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: WaterBoard

“Bishop: “My gay lover is more important than my wife and two girls””

And more important than God.


19 posted on 11/07/2010 4:46:48 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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20 posted on 11/07/2010 5:41:22 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: La Enchiladita

His family — threats there?

Hmmmm


21 posted on 11/07/2010 6:18:25 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: La Enchiladita

Why doesn’t he just retire now if he’s so worried?


22 posted on 11/07/2010 7:14:23 PM PST by altura
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To: La Enchiladita
He doesn't want his homosexual AIDS to become public record. Bad for business, you might say.
23 posted on 11/07/2010 7:27:18 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: La Enchiladita

As a retired bishop doesn’t he still belong to the House of Bishops and go to the Lambeth conference?


24 posted on 11/08/2010 3:48:34 AM PST by tellw
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To: Secret Agent Man
"Feel free to add appropriate comments."

"The bishop led services in Wolfeboro yesterday..."

Wolfeboro ?!!

Ya just can't make this stuff up!

25 posted on 11/08/2010 4:11:06 AM PST by mitch5501 (fine!)
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To: La Enchiladita
Episcopalians react with sadness to the retirement of Bishop Gene Robinson

Funny, I'm not sad.

26 posted on 11/08/2010 6:10:21 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Mandatory Retirement? That’s Ageist! (sarc)


27 posted on 11/08/2010 7:07:00 AM PST by stan_sipple
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To: La Enchiladita

Would Reinhold Niebuhr, President Sotero’s favorite theologian, say that all Episcopalians are condemned because we permit a gay clergyperson?


28 posted on 11/08/2010 7:35:34 AM PST by stan_sipple
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