First Openly Gay Bishop Says “Jesus Must Be Cringing”

from Jesus must be embarrassed by the actions of those who claim to follow him — such as those who invoke Christianity in their opposition to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, says Bishop Gene Robinson. “Jesus was always preaching compassion and acceptance for the most marginalized in his time, those pushed to the edges of society by the condemnation of secular and religious authorities,” writes Robinson, the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop, in a column published Thursday in The Huffington Post. “He saved his sharpest criticism for those who claimed to be religious, but seemed the most reluctant to reach out in love to society’s outcast.

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