Gene Robinson http://nhpr.org en From The Archives: Rev. Gene Robinson http://nhpr.org/post/archives-rev-gene-robinson <p>Ten years ago this week, Rev. Gene Robinson officially became the first openly gay bishop in history. He was elected in June, 2003 and on 7 March, 2004 &nbsp;he was "invested" at a ceremony where the previous bishop (Rev. Douglas Theuner) formally handed the shepherd's crook to him.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:14:50 +0000 Andrew Parrella 44562 at http://nhpr.org From The Archives: Rev. Gene Robinson Bishop Gene Robinson: Straight Talk about Gay Marriage http://nhpr.org/post/bishop-gene-robinson-straight-talk-about-gay-marriage <p></p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 18343 at http://nhpr.org Bishop Gene Robinson: Straight Talk about Gay Marriage Bishop Gene Robinson: SCOTUS Will Overturn Defense Of Marriage Act http://nhpr.org/post/bishop-gene-robinson-scotus-will-overturn-defense-marriage-act <p></p><p></p><p>Bishop Gene Robinson predicts the United States Supreme Court will rule the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.</p><p>Appearing on NHPR’s The Exchange, Robinson also says the Supreme Court will reaffirm a lower court decision to overturn a California law banning same-sex marriages.</p><p></p><p>“I think they won’t make marriage equality the law of the land, but I think they will reaffirm this case for California, reinstating marriage there, and by so doing, they will signal the rest the country, this is coming to a theater near you.”</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:34:12 +0000 Michael Brindley 18362 at http://nhpr.org Bishop Gene Robinson: SCOTUS Will Overturn Defense Of Marriage Act NH Episcopalians Elect Next Bishop: Robert Hirschfeld http://nhpr.org/post/nh-episcopalians-elect-next-bishop-robert-hirschfeld <p>Episcopalians in New Hampshire have elected Reverend Robert Hirschfeld as their next Bishop.&nbsp;He will replace Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop in the history of the church.</p><p>Robert Hirschfeld &ndash; currently the rector of Grace Church in Amherst Massachusetts &ndash; was elected on the first ballot, which is a rarity in Episcopalian elections.</p><p>The chair of the Bishop Search and Nomination Committee, Kevin Nichols, says that reflects a consensus in the New Hampshire dioceses that Hirschfeld is the right man for the job.</p> Sat, 19 May 2012 20:14:44 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 5179 at http://nhpr.org NH Episcopalians Elect Next Bishop: Robert Hirschfeld NH Episcopalians Prepare to Elect New Bishop http://nhpr.org/post/nh-episcopalians-prepare-elect-new-bishop <p>Today members of the New Hampshire Episcopalian dioceses are gathering to elect a successor to Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Bishop in the history of the church.&nbsp;</p><p>The election of Robinson in 2003 tore a rift in the global Anglican community. In 2010, Robinson announced that he would retire next January, saying years of death threats and controversy had taken their toll.</p><p>The vice-chair of New Hampshire&rsquo;s bishop search committee, Margaret Porter, says that sexual orientation did not figure in to the selection of candidates.</p> Sat, 19 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 5148 at http://nhpr.org NH Episcopalians Prepare to Elect New Bishop Three Candidates in Consideration for New Hampshire's Next Episcopal Bishop http://nhpr.org/post/three-candidates-consideration-new-hampshires-next-episcopal-bishop <p>New Hampshire Episcopalians are set to choose a successor to retiring Bishop Gene Robinson, whose election in 2003 as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop created worldwide headlines and controversy between the church and the Anglican Communion.</p><p><strong>Lisa Wangsness</strong> covers religion for the Boston Globe; she joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to look at the three candidates and the state of the Episcopal Church in New Hampshire.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 20:58:33 +0000 Brady Carlson 5146 at http://nhpr.org