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Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson Talks Marriage in Maine

 New Hampshire-based gay Episcopal bishop Gene Robinson arrived in Maine yesterday as a supporter of 'No on 1' to talk about marriage as election day approaches.

He gave an interview to the Fox affiliate in Portland and spoke at an event for the Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry in Maine, a group made up of 18 denominations and groups and over 200 clergy who support same-sex marriage.


In related Maine marriage news, the state's Attorney General released a statement yesterday in response to a request from Education Commissioner Susan Gendron after claims by anti-gay groups that the state's marriage equality laws would somehow affect teaching in schools.

Said AG Janet Mills: "Whatever the benefits and burdens of the civil institution of marriage, the state’s definition of marriage has no bearing on the curricula in our public schools, either under the current law or under LD 1020."

Help Protect Maine Equality HERE.

A brief clip of Robinson's appearance last night at the Cathedral of St. Luke:

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  1. How can you call yourself moral or have any moral authority unless your fucking little boys on a regular basis like the Catholics?

    Posted by: Mike K | Oct 16, 2009 11:50:10 AM

  2. Non-story, non-issue. New England isn't the Bible Belt. A large proportion of people are non-religeous, un-affiliated. And not only are they mainline, but the number of Episcopalians is actually very small. Evangelicals are also small in number in N.E., disproportionately African Americans associated with southern Baptist or pentecostal Latinos and Brazilians.

    Posted by: John in Boston | Oct 18, 2009 10:39:14 PM

  3. Mike K:

    Are you aware Catholics always out-poll Protestants in favoring gay rights? More Catholics also describe themselves as liberal. More Catholics than Protestants favor abortion rights.

    As far as gays are concerned in America, the real enemy are evangelical and pentecostal Protestants and Baptist (Baptist are not technically Protestant.) I'm not saying they're all bad people on an individual basis, I'm referring to the ideology and institutions.

    Posted by: John in Boston | Oct 18, 2009 10:45:16 PM

  4. There is no obsession with the 'evils' of sex, sexuality, homosexuality, the 'end' times/end of the world, among Catholics and mainline Protestants. Among evangelical and pentecostal 'Born-Again' Christians, there is an over-riding, fatalistic obsession with these issues.

    I grew up Catholic and Lutheran; to me, evangelical and pentecostal born-again Christian ideology is completely alien.

    Posted by: John in Boston | Oct 18, 2009 10:52:56 PM

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