Posted on | May 5, 2014 | 94 Comments
Oh, the heartache of homosexual matrimony on the rocks!
Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson, now retired, nearly prompted a schism in the Anglican Communion in 2003 when the New Hampshire diocese consecrated him as their bishop, despite his open relationship with partner Mark Andrew. Robinson and Andrew were joined in civil union in 2008, then wed two years later, after New Hampshire approved same-sex marriage. On Sunday, Robinson announced that, after 25 years together, he and Andrew are getting a divorce.
This is Robinson’s second divorce — he was married to his wife from 1972 until 1986, when he came out as gay. . . . “My belief in marriage is undiminished by the reality of divorcing someone I have loved for a very long time, and will continue to love even as we separate,” Robinson wrote Sunday in The Daily Beast. “Love can endure, even if a marriage cannot.”
So, after he spent a dozen years deceiving some pathetic woman in a dishonest sham of a marriage, Bishop Robinson then spent two dozen years with his “true love,” until that went stale and became tedious. What next? Will Robinson declare that he has been living a lie, as a woman bishop trapped in a gay male bishop’s body?
Tune in for the next episode of Days of Our Gay Episcoplian Lives.