Gene Robinson has spent the past seven years at the center of one of the touchiest issues in religion. As the Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire, He is the very first openly gay bishop in the Episcopalian church. His election to that role in 2003 was met with much discomfort from the more traditional corners of the Episcopal church. Some churches have actually chosen to part ways with the Episcopal mother church and instead affiliated with more traditional parishes and national churches. Despite all this, he remains commited to his flock and to advocating for a world in which all God’s children are given equal rights and protections.
He was kind enough to speak with Marc while he was in town to work with Equality Maryland.