Bishop Gene Robinson Offers Words of Hope


Bishop Gene Robinson Visits Manual

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Manual J&C student Olivia Dawson reported on what was said by Bishop Robinson and the positive impression it left on the students who attended.

Bishop Gene Robinson visits Manual

At the event, Manual J&C student Emma Bornschein captured the smiles and feeling of hope with her beautiful photographs.  Here are just a few:

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A day before the event, WFPL Radio, a local NPR station, interviewed Bishop Robinson and Manual’s event was mentioned several times.


Event Announcement

Tuesday, November 22 at 4 p.m.bishop-gene-robinson-3-by-todd-franson-metro-weekly-1_resized

duPont Manual High School Auditorium

120 West Lee Street (parking available behind the school)

Free and Open to the Public ($5 donation to Publishers suggested)

Bishop Robinson will be the second presenter to speak at the ConsiderThis Series, a thought-provoking speaking series presented by the Publishers, a parent group supporting duPont Manual High School’s Journalism and Communication Magnet.
Bishop Robinson’s talk is entitled “LGBT Lives:  Another View”
Until the last half century, homosexuality has been treated as both an illness and, in some places still, a crime.  Much of this negative thinking is based upon the sacred texts of Christianity, Judaism and Islam which SEEM to condemn it.  Recent scholarship has led to another, more positive and affirming view, both within society and within some religious bodies.  Even more recent is our understanding of the transgender experience.  This talk will articulate what brought us to this new place of understanding, and how one can be both LGBT-affirming AND faithful to our religious teachings.

Bishop Gene Robinson is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He was invested as the Ninth Bishop of New Hampshire on March 7, 2004. His story is featured in the 2007 feature-length documentary, “For the Bible Tells Me So,” and his book In the Eye of the Storm: Swept to the Center by Godwas released in 2008. Bishop Robinson was invited by Barack Obama to give the invocation at the opening inaugural ceremonies at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009. In 2012, he authored God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage, and a feature-length documentary on Bishop Robinson’s ministry, “Love Free or Die,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival that same year. He is the co-author of three AIDS education curricula for youth and adults, and has done AIDS work in the United States and in Africa. Bishop Robinson has been particularly active in the area of full civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.


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