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    1st openly gay Episcopal bishop to divorce husband

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    NEW YORK (AP) -- The first openly gay Episcopal bishop, who became a symbol for gay rights far beyond the church while deeply dividing the world's Anglicans, plans to divorce his husband.

    Bishop Gene Robinson announced the end of his marriage to Mark Andrew in an email sent to the Diocese of New Hampshire, where he served for nine years before retiring in 2012.

    Robinson would not disclose details about the end of their 25-year relationship but wrote Sunday in The Daily Beast he owed a debt to Andrew "for standing by me through the challenges of the last decade."

    "It is at least a small comfort to me, as a gay rights and marriage equality advocate, to know that like any marriage, gay and lesbian couples are subject to the same complications and hardships that afflict marriages between heterosexual couples," Robinson wrote. "All of us sincerely intend, when we take our wedding vows, to live up to the ideal of 'til death do us part. But not all of us are able to see this through until death indeed parts us."
    It's not all paradise is it? I wonder if spousal support will be involved.
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    Re: 1st openly gay Episcopal bishop to divorce husband

    Maybe the problem was too many dingle berries.

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    Re: 1st openly gay Episcopal bishop to divorce husband

    I'm guessing that they didn't stay together for the kids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    It's not all paradise is it? I wonder if spousal support will be involved.

    They were together 25 years, you can't say they didn't try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    They were together 25 years, you can't say they didn't try.
    That's why I didn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That's why I didn't.
    So when you said it's not all paradise, were you referring to marriage in general?
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's not all paradise is it? I wonder if spousal support will be involved.
    Of course it's not all paradise as evident by the almost 50% divorce rate among heterosexuals. I don't think anyone has ever made the claim that homosexuals, if given state recognized marriage, wouldn't ever get divorced.

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    Re: 1st openly gay Episcopal bishop to divorce husband

    I saw this guy give an interview once that made me think that pro gay theology vs traditional Christian sexual theology aside, this man simply not qualified for the job of Bishop. During the over all friendly interview, he ignored reality about the episcolpelians church's demographic collapse with his almost monosylable anwers and looked hung over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    I saw this guy give an interview once that made me think that pro gay theology vs traditional Christian sexual theology aside, this man simply not qualified for the job of Bishop. During the over all friendly interview, he ignored reality about the episcolpelians church's demographic collapse with his almost monosylable anwers and looked hung over.
    So he was not a child abuser then? I see why you saw him as unqualified...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    So he was not a child abuser then? I see why you saw him as unqualified...
    Now that you mention it, child abuse (pedophilia) was pretty rare in the Catholic church.

    Cruising predatory homosexuals committing acts of paedophilia against pubiscent boys, however, reached near epidemic proportions.

    Is paedophilia more prevalent in homosexuals? What is your take on the matter?

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