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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gene Robinson, the openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, will be a guest speaker during Guilford College’s annual Religious Emphasis Week on Jan. 28. The talk, entitled “Is Tolerance Possible? Is Tolerance Enough?”, will be held at 7 p.m. at New Garden Friends Meeting.

In 2003, Robinson became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church of the United States and worldwide Anglican Communion. His election and consecration exposed deep-seated disagreements among Anglicans in the U.S. and across the globe.

Robinson has been particularly active as an LGBT activist. He has co-authored three AIDS curricula for youth and is the author of In the “Eye of the Storm: Swept to the Center by God,” published in 2008. His story is told in the 2007 documentary film “For the Bible Tells Me So” and as a contributing writer in 2008’s “CRISIS: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing up Gay in America,” edited by North Carolinian Mitchell Gold.

Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis at New Garden Friends Meeting, located at 801 New Garden Rd. : :

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Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.

3 replies on “Gay bishop to speak in Greensboro”

  1. The Bible says “Against love there is no law”. However, when it comes to sex…plenty of laws!
    God asks the same of every one, regardless of how they see themselves. He expects purity. If we pick for ourselves what we think we might get away with, we sort of miss the point. With the peril of losing one’s soul to hell, it would be unloving to agree with a gay bishop because it seems nice. Nice is not the same as right.

  2. Hey SameAsEver….Your name says it all, same wicked twisting of words so that GLBT people still get the short end of the stick. Same gentle remonstration as if to a small ignorant child. And YOU get to pick for us what is right and what is wrong. How convenient for you and your ilk. The biggest problem with God these days is people like you. May God have mercy on your pitiful soul.

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