Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity

Bishop Gene Robinson to speak at the Cathedral of St. Luke in Portland

Event Date and Time: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: 
Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State Street, Portland
Contact Name: 
Lucky Hollander and the Religious Coalition Against Discrimination
Contact Phone: 
(207) 615-6779 (cell)
Contact Email: 
lucky.hollander@gmail.com

An Evening with Bishop Gene Robinson
Reflections on marriage and his new book
God Believes in Love: Straight Talk on Gay Marriage
Just two weeks before a historical vote on Question 1, to allow the State of Maine to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the Religious Coalition Against Discrimination, Integrity Maine and the Cathedral of St. Luke will host an evening with Bishop Gene Robinson on Tuesday, October 23rd, at 7:00 PM at the Cathedral. He will be available to sign his new book at 6:30 PM. The Bishop is the central figure in the acclaimed documentary “Love Free or Die”, the story of the Bishop’s journey to become the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church of America.In his new book, God Believes in Love: Straight Talk on Gay Marriage, Bishop Gene Robinson makes the case for same-sex marriage. For him, it’s a personal issue; after being married to a woman with whom he had two children. Bishop Robinson has been married to his long-term partner, a man, for the last four years.Bishop Robinson’s book is an exploration of faith and morality that will help readers to better understand why full marriage equality is vitally important — why it is a violation of civil rights to deny access to marriage because of sexual orientation.In his visit to Portland, he’ll address important, frequently asked questions like: What’s wrong with civil unions? Don’t children need a mother and a father? Why should straight people care about gay marriage? Join us for a provocative and personal discussion of one of the most important–and divisive–issues of our day.The Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland
October 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Bishop Robinson will be available to sign copies of his new book at 6:30