Bishop Gene Robinson: “Patience Is Wearing Thin” With Obama

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Rev. V. Gene Robinson was interviewed by the Hotline in the National Journal to discuss the Granite State’s recent passage of same-sex marriage. New Hampshire became the sixth state to approve gay marriage. Robinson, you might recall, was the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church and prompted a schism in the Anglican Communion. He’s become a tireless  advocate for equal rights for gays and lesbians.

Robinson, who gave the invocation during one of the inaugural events in January on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, pulled no punches and said in the gay community, “patience is wearing thin” with the president for not acting to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ among other issues. He also discussed the curious pairing of attorneys Theodore Olson and David Boies to take the California gay marriage ban appeal known as Proposition 8 to the US Supreme Court.

The entire interview may be read HERE.

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4 Responses to Bishop Gene Robinson: “Patience Is Wearing Thin” With Obama

  1. DMason says:

    So in the last week we’ve since the Human Rights Campaign, Joe Salmonese come out (no pun intended) and rip into Obama and now today we have the Rev. Gene Robinson take Obama to task for failing to repeal DADT. Wait, wait, I thought the president had a 61% approval number? Hmm?

  2. DMason: 61% overall. Among gays, not so much. How much longer do we have to hear “the time’s not right” or have alleged liberals tell us that gay right is radioactive? It’s 2009, for christ’s sake. The time was right years ago. Obama needs to follow through on his promise to be a “fierce advocate.” Where is he?

  3. Randy Arroyo says:

    David and Pissed in NYC, I don’t think Obama is polling any 61% with the LGBT community. I haven’t seen any polls but, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s down in the low 40’s.

  4. And I thought Clinton was the one who flocked over the gay community? Fierce advocate my ass.

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