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Gene Robinson to Meet With Dallas Transgender Activists

Monday, November 3, 2008 • 10:43 am

Anyone know if the Bishop of Dallas has given permission for the boundary crossing

Bishop Robinson will attend a “Transgender Conversation” with the Dallas Transgender Advocates, and Allies(DTAA) to share with us his wisdom and faith and to learn of the transgender struggle for equality. Bishop Robinson has bravely stepped forward to answer questions regarding religion and it’s influence on progressive social action, and to share with us what he has learned from the recent Lambeth and how his diocese situation parallels the Queer and Transgenders class struggle against social, religious and political exclusionary and revisionist agendas.


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Schori will call this “Missionary Work” but let a conservative traditional bishop do something like this and it would be called “Border Crossing” by Schori and her followers!

[1] Posted by TLDillon on 11-03-2008 at 11:05 AM • top

Technically speaking, it is not “border crossing” unless he performs sacramental actions.  On the other hand, “progressives” complain when an orthodox bishop or priest comes to an area simply to speak.  Did Bp Robinson ask permission, or even send word to the diocesan offices of his visit?

[2] Posted by AnglicanXn on 11-03-2008 at 11:36 AM • top

Don’t give me links like that anymore!  Geesh…. Had to look at strangely dressed women(?) and see a headline for queer news before I could get out.  WARN ME. smile

I wasn’t ready to “bravely step forward” like Gene….

[3] Posted by cityonahill on 11-03-2008 at 11:40 AM • top

Since the Diocese of Texas is part of TEC, Robinson feels that he can do whatever he wants, regardless of what the canons say, and to hell with what their bishop says….tradition notwithstanding.

[4] Posted by Cennydd on 11-03-2008 at 11:42 AM • top

Can anyone imagine a male priest dressing up as a women, make-up and all, and presiding over the Eucharist? It will happen one day and sooner than anyone thinks at the rate the LGBT’s and their liberal supporters within TEc are going not too mention the state of our Nation after this election especially if Prop 8 fails in CA. Makes my stomach turn!  :(

[5] Posted by TLDillon on 11-03-2008 at 11:47 AM • top

If Robinson is not a real Bishop as many would argue then no “border crossing” occured. To argue that a “border crossing” occured is to argue that Robinson IS a bishop which we all know is silly. He is just some low hanging fruit.

[6] Posted by ctowles on 11-03-2008 at 12:00 PM • top

Simple country bishop work.

[7] Posted by midwestnorwegian on 11-03-2008 at 12:00 PM • top

Bishop Robinson will attend a “Transgender Conversation” with the Dallas Transgender Advocates, and Allies(DTAA) to share with us his wisdom and faith—- At least the meeting will be extremely short then.

[8] Posted by via orthodoxy on 11-03-2008 at 12:04 PM • top

I have to agree.  Robinson is no Bishop, therefore no border crossing has occurred.  Basically he’s coming along to help a bunch of emotionally challenged people understand that no matter how bad they feel about themselves, or how strongly their transgender urges are, they are “perfect exactly as they are” and don’t need to chnage a thing….Wait? 

Did I get my meetings mixed up?  Isn’t that what he says to the G/L guys?  How does that fit in with the Transgender thing?  I’m so danged confused…

Let’s just make ‘em all Bishops now, that’ll clear things right up. 

Seriously, someone should visit these people and invite them to Church, to the Gospel, to the hard messages we ALL have to face in our lives, and lead them into the prayer they will require to endure the hard messages, and to fix their lives.

Pandering to their feelings will not save their souls.

Or is it just me?  KTF!...mrb

[9] Posted by Mike Bertaut on 11-03-2008 at 12:07 PM • top

Class struggle? Sorry, but the sad, sorry truth is showing. What Robinson, Jefferts Schori and those like them are in aid of is the same thing that proponents of “liberation” theology are in aid of. Marxist propagandists attaching themselves to a claim of Christianity, to hijack it for their own agenda.. none of which is Christian.

[10] Posted by mari on 11-03-2008 at 12:10 PM • top

Oh, Gene.  You can’t be for the gays, who believe that God created you that way and therefore it’s good, and also hang with the transgendered, who believe that God made a mistake that must be fixed.

Both can’t be true.

[11] Posted by Paul B on 11-03-2008 at 12:14 PM • top

I have no knowledge whether the Bishop of New Hampshire has contacted the Bishop of Dallas.  Courtesy would certainly dictate that such a “high profile” event would involve a courtesy notice to the Bishop of Dallas.

[12] Posted by Neal in Dallas on 11-03-2008 at 12:58 PM • top

#10 When you like something, it was created by God. Everything else evolves by chance. Now you know.

[13] Posted by Pb on 11-03-2008 at 01:06 PM • top

And what’s absolutely amazing to me is that homosexuals and transgender folks actually consider themselves normal.

[14] Posted by The Templar on 11-03-2008 at 01:27 PM • top

pb - well, that’s different.

I had no idea there was an answer that withstood theological and intellectual scrutiny. 


[15] Posted by Paul B on 11-03-2008 at 01:29 PM • top

homosexuals and transgender folks actually consider themselves normal.

Is this being a Troll?

[16] Posted by Martin Reynolds on 11-03-2008 at 02:43 PM • top


Here’s the definition:

[17] Posted by Sarah on 11-03-2008 at 02:50 PM • top

If you’ve ever been witness to a homosexual pride day, you’ll understand it when I say it can literally make your skin crawl.  Unfortunately this is an America we’re leaving to our children and our grandchildren and we should be ashamed of ourselves for allowing it.  What other bizarre behaviors are lurking out there looking for legitimacy…...God only knows.

[18] Posted by The Templar on 11-03-2008 at 04:56 PM • top

Actually my posting (#14)met none of the criteria for being considered “troll like.”  It was simply a personal observation, intended neither for comment, nor debate.

[19] Posted by The Templar on 11-03-2008 at 05:05 PM • top

I could give him an invitation to the Healing Mass at my congregation while he is in town.

[20] Posted by Dallas Priest on 11-03-2008 at 05:40 PM • top

Hmm . . . I wonder if this will make the local evening news. 

(Nothing on +Stanton’s online calendar about a meeting with Gene this week . . . )

[21] Posted by Jill C. on 11-03-2008 at 05:43 PM • top

I copied Bp. Stanton and Bp. Lamberts’ admins on an email to ensure they knew this was going on.  Excuse me, I have to wash my hands now…feel dirty even reading about this. 

Jesus - please open the eyes of these poor misguided souls, and especially of the simple country bishop, whio is leading many astray.  Help them to see that you love them - that you CREATED them.  I pray Lord that you will change their hearts to seek your face, that they can become the Godly men and woman you designed them to be, not lost souls who are trying to be something else.  Amen.

[22] Posted by B. Hunter on 11-03-2008 at 06:03 PM • top

Paul B said “the transgendered, who believe that God made a mistake that must be fixed.”

Actually, the transgendered do not think that a mistake has been made; they are simply a sexual minority.  They say that binary thinking (male/female) is too limited and that there is a spectrum - and that some people are right in the middle.  From what I have read, the transgendered include a very few who have ambiguous sexual organs and/or genes, but mostly those who are not too sure about being either masculine or feminine - and do not want to choose.  I have a hard time understanding this mindset - probably because it is nonsense.  The transgendered want to be accepted as being having a normal condition, albeit a rare one.

Apart from those who have genetic anomalies, most of these “sexual minorities” seem to me to be defying the God who made them and saying that they will be who and what they want to be, not who and what God made them to be, as evidenced by their genetic make-up and physical structure.

[23] Posted by AnglicanXn on 11-04-2008 at 07:43 AM • top

Someone asked if VGR had Bishop Stanton’s permission to come to Dallas. That is an easy riddle. Stanton will handle it just like he did with KJS’s visit.

[24] Posted by hellcat on 11-04-2008 at 10:11 AM • top

I wonder if VGR will visit the “Cathedral of Hope” while he’s in Dallas?

[25] Posted by Piedmont on 11-04-2008 at 01:23 PM • top

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