Skip to comments.1st openly gay Episcopal bishop to divorce husband
Posted on 05/04/2014 6:27:26 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
The first openly gay Episcopal bishop, who became a symbol for gay rights far beyond the church while deeply dividing the world's Anglicans, plans to divorce his husband.
Bishop Gene Robinson announced the end of his marriage to Mark Andrew in an email sent to the Diocese of New Hampshire, where he served for nine years before retiring in 2012.
Robinson would not disclose details about the end of their 25-year relationship but wrote Sunday in The Daily Beast he owed a debt to Andrew "for standing by me through the challenges of the last decade."
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At least, for Bishop Vicky Gene, this is a step in the right direction.
Satan is smiling.
The styrofoam Greek pillars of Obama’s Brave New Homo World are starting to crumble.
Dopers and Choomers giving up cocaine and weed?
Did he find somebody new?/s
Not his first divorce, either.
Divorce his husband? Then must be the catcher, or wife.
In 32,000,000,000,000 years, I would have never guessed that they might divorce.
Why don’t homos just form their own church?
Yep. First he divorced his wife and dumped his kids. Now he’s divorced his husband. What’s next, a billygoat?
Every damn day,this puke wears the Holy cloth to preach his immoral lifestyle and you think the Big Guy upstairs isn’t taking notes?
Has he introduced the world to his new 18 year-old boyfriend yet?
This is very disturbing news to the people of NH, we can be sure.
How can you get a divorce if you were never married?.../s
The liberal MSM keeps referring to marriage as “civil unions” everywhere online and on TV. Now I wonder why they would do that? (rhetorical question)
I’m sure he’ll continue to find ways to satisfy his carnal desires.
I know a former Catholic who became an Episcopal priest when RCC bishops wouldn’t ordain him with his “life partner” standing there “giving him away to the church”
I am glad he has found companionship (they’ve been together over 25 years).
I still can’t understand why some of these churches accept this sort of thing in their clergy especially. It sets an awful example for the laity
and especially any youth
he owed a debt to Andrew "for standing
by BEHIND me through the challenges of the last decade."
The stupid bass turd demanded that he be allowed to “marry” a man and now he wants to “divorce” that man. Freakin’ loon.
What is the rule for making reference to the other person in the “marriage” of one man to another? If a man “marries” another man, is that man a “wife” or a “husband”, or a “spouse”?
I say “marries” because it is only what the State has sanctioned. God makes it clear that He cannot sanction when two people of the same sex think they are “married”.
Nothing like a long term committment... /sarc
miserable excuse for a human
I am always amazed at the selfishness of people. They could NOT have talked themselves into thinking that THEIR little no-marriage union was going to change the world.
They KNEW that their no-marriage union would wreck havoc. But they didn't care.
The Episcopal Church will survive VERY WELL. It DOESN'T NEED "bishops" like him! Bishop Robinson and his male bride Mr. Andrew need the forgiveness of many for their foray into sin.
They OUGHT to defrock him! Does the Episcopal Church "defrock" priests? This is certainly a sin worthy of it!
I would not be in the least bit surprised - animal husbandry!
Hmmm. Hyping a how long relationship?
The extinctionists relationship lasted from 08 to 14. That is only SIX years.
“(whatever) in a private civil union in 2008”
“They OUGHT to defrock him! Does the Episcopal Church “defrock” priests? This is certainly a sin worthy of it!”
Unfortunately, the only priests who have been defrocked or punished in the past 20 years or so are those priests who have vehemently opposed the ordaining of practicing homosexuals and other heretical theological novelties. The Episcopal Church (TEC)has charged bishops and priests with violation of the church canons (law)and their vows of obedience because they would not go along with the agenda of the theological quislings in power. I’ve long said TEC now stand for “trashing everything Christian”.
I’ve no idea why Vicki Gene is rending asunder his so called union; perhaps he has had an epiphany and is repenting. One can hope and pray for his sake he is.
I hope he makes his peace with the Lord. God always hears us.
God does work in mysterious ways so who knows where Vicki Gene will end up.
I started going to DAILY Mass while living in Saudi Arabia...with my Muslim boss's 100% approval. He said that there is "always time for God" and that I could "go to pray whenever I wanted to." Go figure.
Who gets to keep the hamsters?
I can only figure that was/is the Almighty God’s grace at work for both of you.
What church was that?
“Who gets to keep the hamsters?”
Give me a minute. Ijust fell out of my chair.
“Yep. First he divorced his wife and dumped his kids. Now hes divorced his husband. Whats next, a billygoat?”
Hopefully a straitjacket.
So how’s that whole Gay Thing working’ out for ya, Gene?
The whole FE family swam the Tiber, adios. Enough is enough.
You are quite right about those two people. The presiding heretic has spent hundreds of thousands and perhaps into the millions of dollars suing traditional parishes who try to leave the denomination. She has brought charges against several bishops who’ve tried to remain orthodox and who’ve used church funds to defend themselves or their diocese. This woman’s theology is vacuous drivel. The head of EDS is exactly as you describe her.
The progressives have seized the levers of power in the Episcopal Church and are certainly not going to defrock fellow travelers and will only persecute those who disagree with their new ways of defining the Christian faith.
The problem began when they accepted homosexuals into the priesthood and then allowed them to marry someone of the same sex. That was their first mistake. The church brought this dilemma on themselves and I honestly don't care how they solve the problem. Chances are, they don't view it as a problem at all!
It is so odd. Anything but heterosexuality is a choice. Why would anyone CHOOSE that? It would mean no children, other than adopted ones or artificially inseminated ones.
Yes the church did bring it on itself. I guess the problem will continue to be a thorn in its side, unsolved.
SUCH a shame.
The one in Saudi Arabia? It wasn't a church. There are no churches there. The Mass was celebrated in the priest's living room at first, then it was celebrated in a large room in the rec hall, dedicated, sort of, for these Christian services.
The only difference was the the Mass was celebrated daily. The Anglicans and Protestants met once a week. Don't ask me why the latter separated themselves like that--there were only six Anglicans and they DID get an Anglican man of the cloth. The "Protestants" lumped themselves together and ONE man of the cloth, a Lutheran, led their service.
I STILL go to daily Mass, thanks to my Muslim boss. My Catholic Indian co-worker was the one who brought this up. We worked Saturdays-Wednesdays and our "weekend" was Thursday-Friday. I refused to go to "Friday" Mass as my Sunday. I took off 20 minutes from work on Sunday mornings to go to Mass across the street. My Indian Catholic coworker STRONGLY objected, even though I made up the time at lunch.
Since I didn't stop this practice, he "told on me." That is when my boss, the Muslim, told me that "God was number one. There is always time for God. "Cloud Mountain" (not my name of course) can go to pray whenever she wants."
Lol. Since I COULD, I went to Mass. Then it became daily. It was most comforting to me, especially over there which was SO foreign to me.
I used to sign my letters home "from the dark side of the moon." Things are different now over there now with the Internet. There can be daily exchange with loved ones.
Anything but heterosexuality is a choice. Why would anyone CHOOSE that?
ALWAYS in your discussion bring out the fact that homosexuality is a BEHAVIOUR. Then a discussion of properness of that behaviors and finally a discussion of causes. “They” will always want to begin the discussion that they didn’t choose, don’t let them.
I've been in a quandary about this; I've read articles claiming it is a choice and others that say it is not. I lean to believing that people are not born with this aberration.
Could it be true that environmental factors, even from an early age, may be the cause? That wouldn't necessarily point to a conscious choice.
Although we read that homosexuals make up a very small part of the population, in recent years too many of them try to push their unnatural lifestyle on others. As a result, I think they may be influencing our young people to view their same-sex partnerships as just "different" but equally acceptable as heterosexual relationships.
That is so false and tells us a lot about their shame and insecurity. Yes, it is sad.
The choice IS made some time between 13 and 16 years of age.
I used to teach teenagers, high school, then college.
I have never met any homosexuals who try to push their "agenda" on any others but the homosexuals I have known were all a bit older and not stupid.
Youngsters who would be influenced by homosexuals would have to be around them...and why WOULD they be? There are only .5 - 1.5% homosexuals, very few. And, they are in the mid-late teens to begin with. How would youngsters even KNOW what they were? That requires more than an ordinary amount of sophistication. How many youngsters are that sophisticated? None that I ever saw.
No need for a quandary. Children are NORMALLY protected by their parents. Children are not always even aware of sexual mis-orientation.
Parents WOULD be around when their children are 13-16 years of age, supervising them, we would hope, so why the worry.
The ones to worry about are the plethora of FATHERLESS boys! They are the BANE of our society and our prisons are STUFFED with them for proof.
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