Sounds like something even more than a border crossing. After showing flagrant disrespect for the Anglican Communion, VGR has moved on to the RCC. ed.
By Deacon Keith Fournier 11/12/2008 Catholic Online
Bishop Robinson led a “confidential retreat” of 75 Roman Catholic Priests in
2005 at which he encouraged their open dissent.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - For years, openly homosexual activist
Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson has not been satisfied with informing the
entire world of his homosexual sexual practices. Instead he has sought to
lead a crusade within his own Christian community to change the 2000 year
old teaching of Christianity. The Bishop threw the Episcopal Church and the
global Anglican Communion into its current state of upheaval when he was
consecrated to the episcopacy in 2003 as an openly practicing homosexual. He
did not pledge celibacy but continued to live with his homosexual paramour.
Among many actions overtly intended to promote his heresy and clear agenda,
he went on National television and announced his plans to enter a Civil
Union with his male partner to Matt Lauer of NBC earlier this year. He had
signaled the action in 2007 at Nova Southeastern University’s Shephard Law
Center, where he announced with pride, "I always wanted to be a June bride."
The Bishop seems to relish his position at the cutting edge of the ongoing
schism within the global Anglican Communion. In fact, he fosters it. He
clearly wants to be a controversialist. He is a major leader in a cultural
revolution being led by activist, practicing homosexuals who not only want
to live their chosen sexual lifestyle but force the State and the Church to
give their relationships equal status to marriage under civil and canon law.
In that NBC interview he painted himself as some new kind of “martyr”. With
condescension he presented faithful orthodox Christians who oppose his
active homosexual relationship - as well as his calls for the State and the
Church to give legal and moral equivalency between homosexual partners and
married couples - as unenlightened, bigoted and discriminatory.
The Bishop preaches what St. Paul warned of in his letter to the Galatians
as “another Gospel” (Galatians 1:6). He claims he is following the Holy
Spirit in calling for this radical revision of Christian orthodoxy. Yet, he
argues against the clear teaching of the Scriptures and unbroken Christian
Tradition that reserve sexual activity to the loving, lifelong marriage bond
between a married man and woman.
He publicly entered into a “Civil Union” union with his male paramour, Mark
Andrew, in a private ceremony conducted by a Justice of the Peace on
Saturday June 7, 2008. He then quickly made it all so public through a media
campaign. Robinson is a vocal proponent of the homosexualist equivalency
movement, calling on Courts and legislatures to engage in some form of new
alchemy that such relationships are what they never can be, a true
He is a leader of the equivalency movement among a fringe element of the
homosexual movement. He is also the author of a book which he seems to
believe is some kind of “manifesto” for a new order, "In the Eye of the
Storm". In it he defends the proposition that homosexuality, a practice
which involves chosen sexual conduct between members of the same sex, should
be given protected legal status under anti-discrimination and civil rights
laws in the same manner as race or gender.
Now Bishop Robinson intends to make the Catholic Church his new mission
field for his crusade. In a report first confirmed by the Associated Press
and confirmed in numerous Press and Media venues, Bishop Robinson has
acknowledged that he led a “confidential retreat” of 75 Roman Catholic
Priests in 2005 at which he encouraged their open dissent from the teaching
of the Church and their overt disobedience to their vowed celibacy. His
intention now seems to be to take his self styled libertine revolution into
the Catholic Church.
The retreat occurred with no approval from any Bishop or religious superior
of the men who attended. Among the many suggestions and instructions he gave
to the priests in attendance was to tell them, “It's too dangerous for you
to come out as gay to your superiors, but I believe that if you work for the
ordination of women in your church, you will go a long way toward opening
the door for the acceptance of gay priests."