The True Legacy of Homosexual Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson

The wounds Robinson has inflicted on TEC and the Anglican Communion will not be healed in his life time; perhaps never.

While he is being viewed by gay organizations like Integrity and Changing Attitude as an iconic figure, he is viewed by the rising tide of Anglicans in the Global South as a man who has led tens of thousands, if not millions, astray with his abominable teachings and sexual behavior. The wounds Robinson has inflicted on TEC and the Anglican Communion will not be healed in his life time; perhaps never.

Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson and homosexual partner whom he calls his 'husband'

Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson and homosexual partner whom he calls his ‘husband’

WEST CHESTER, PA. (VirtueOnline) – Gene Robinson, the homogenital bishop of New Hampshire and the first homosexual to be ordained to the episcopacy, has opted for an early retirement saying that seven years of controversy have “taken their toll” on him, his family and followers.

Robinson told his diocesan convention that “the constant strain” was too much to bear. He went on to say that death threats, and the now-worldwide controversy surrounding his election as bishop, have been a constant strain, “not just on me, but on my beloved husband, Mark, who has faithfully stood with me every minute of the last seven years, and in some ways, you.

“While I believe that these attitudes, mostly outside the diocese, have not distracted me from my service to you, I would be less than honest if I didn’t say that they have certainly added a burden and certain anxiety to my episcopate.”

There is something entirely disingenuous about the bishop’s claims. Whatever “toll” or “strain” he is talking about is entirely self-induced, if not self-inflicted. No one said he had to come out. No one said he had to run for bishop though he tried in three dioceses before he hit pay dirt in New Hampshire.

He did it because the groundwork was laid by Louie Crew over nearly four decades of plowing the fertile ground of thinly educated Episcopal bishops who fell for the made-up doctrines of inclusion and diversity and because the culture was sliding in that direction.

It was his to take and he took it. Now he’s complaining about the pressure. Well, as the cliché goes, “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Apparently the heat was too much and he is going.

Among the lame excuses he gave were death threats including the fear he might get shot at his own consecration. Allow me to debunk that myth. I was there. One could only get in by invitation. To get into the arena, one had to go through screening more severe than one experiences at an airport. (My wife was denied entry and sat it out in our car). Secondly, 90% of the crowd was either openly gay or pro-gay. There was not a single opportunity for a shot to be fired by anyone. No one with a weapon had a prayer of getting inside. My laptop bag was turned inside out.

Apart from myself and a small handful of non-supporters, only the Rev. Dr. Earle Fox was present to speak up against the consecration and one other person. Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold publicly shut him down in the middle of his speech – a speech that focused on the medical effects and dangers of anal sex. Griswold was distinctly unhappy with that lecture and told Fox so.

In his farewell, Robinson also revealed that he has no intention of retiring from public life, saying he would continue his work on college campuses and public forums. He will continue his personal campaign, “it’s all about me” into the foreseeable future.

So Robinson doesn’t want the responsibility of running a diocese, that is, running around ministering in small parishes that are fast disappearing. Instead he wants to hit the speaker’s circuit for four figure honoraria raving about sodomy and his pain of feeling rejected without any responsibility at all. Traipsing after him will be his “husband” whom apparently he worships and adores.

He needn’t worry. In or out, Robinson has done all the damage needed to send The Episcopal Church into perpetual decline. He has effectively, by proxy, destroyed the Anglican Communion, as we know it.

Former PB Frank Griswold spent all his capital going from one Primates’ meeting to another making the case for homosexual acceptance. When Robinson got the nod in New Hampshire in 2003, Griswold couldn’t wait to lay hands on him despite telling his fellow archbishops, just three weeks earlier, that he would never do that. Lies, compounded by Robinson’s lifestyle, marked the beginning of the end of the Communion, as we know it and paved the way for GAFCON and the Jerusalem Declaration.

While he is being viewed by gay organizations like Integrity and Changing Attitude as an iconic figure, he is viewed by the rising tide of Anglicans in the Global South as a man who has led tens of thousands, if not millions, astray with his abominable teachings and sexual behavior. He has also given Muslims who hate Christians and homosexuality the impetus to step up persecuting Christians in Africa because of his behavior.

Since 2003, Robinson has whined and pawed the ground like a bull in heat, more recently exciting a new president with his need for acceptance, offering up a faux prayer to an unknown god at his inauguration. At the same time, evangelicals and Anglo-Catholics within the Episcopal Church have become increasingly marginalized, vilified, riled, hated and ultimately inhibited and deposed for daring to uphold “the faith once for all delivered to the saints”.

Robinson, like most of his ilk, continually …

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