Gene Robinson Quotes

A collection of quotes by Gene Robinson.

Gene Robinson is an American retired bishop who gained international attention as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church. He was born on May 29, 1947, in Fayette County, Kentucky. Robinson was raised in a devout Baptist family but converted to the Episcopal Church as a young adult.

He attended the University of the South and received his Bachelor of Arts in American Studies. Continuing his education, he earned a Master of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary in New York.

Robinson was ordained as a deacon and priest, and throughout his career, he held various positions within the Episcopal Church. However, it was in 2003 when he was elected as the bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire that he became widely known. This election stirred controversy and debate within the church and beyond, due to his sexuality.

During his tenure as bishop, Robinson actively advocated for LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights, and social justice. He became a prominent figure in the fight for LGBTQ+ inclusion within religious institutions and played a crucial role in shaping the discourse on sexuality and faith.

After serving as bishop for nearly a decade, Robinson retired in 2013. Since then, he has continued to be an influential voice, speaker, and writer on issues such as civil rights, equality, and the intersection of sexuality and spirituality.