GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gene Robinson, the openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, will be a guest speaker during Guilford College’s annual Religious Emphasis Week on Jan. 28. The talk, entitled “Is Tolerance Possible? Is Tolerance Enough?”, will be held at 7 p.m. at New Garden Friends Meeting.
In 2003, Robinson became the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church of the United States and worldwide Anglican Communion. His election and consecration exposed deep-seated disagreements among Anglicans in the U.S. and across the globe.
Robinson has been particularly active as an LGBT activist. He has co-authored three AIDS curricula for youth and is the author of In the “Eye of the Storm: Swept to the Center by God,” published in 2008. His story is told in the 2007 documentary film “For the Bible Tells Me So” and as a contributing writer in 2008’s “CRISIS: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing up Gay in America,” edited by North Carolinian Mitchell Gold.
Seats will be available on a first come, first served basis at New Garden Friends Meeting, located at 801 New Garden Rd. : :