October 28, 2013

Gene Robinson to Visit Pittsburgh

The Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson will visit East Liberty Presbyterian Church  November 9 and 10. According to an October 23, 2013, press release from the church, a reception and conversation with Bishop Robinson will be held on Saturday, November 9, beginning at 4 PM. The bishop will be the guest speaker at the adult education session Sunday at 9:45 AM. He will also preach at the 11 AM service. The public is invited to all three events.

The Pittsburgh visit seems to be part of a book tour, as Robinson’s latest book, God Believes in Love: Straight Talk about Gay Marriage will be available for purchase and signing.

East Liberty Presbyterian Church is located at 116 South Highland Avenue in the East Liberty section of  Pittsburgh.

As best as I can tell, neither the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh nor any individual Episcopal church has any part in Robinson’s Pittsburgh visit. No doubt, any acknowledgement of the former Bishop of New Hampshire’s presence in the diocese would be uncomfortable for Bishop Dorsey McConnell who has again postponed his decision on the blessing of same-sex unions, this time to mid-November. (See “Kicking the Can down the Road.”)

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