From the inbox, this is extraordinary news. Gene Robinson, retired Bishop of the Episcopal Church, is coming to Houston next week. Bishop Robinson made history as the first gay person to ascend to the office of Bishop for a major American church denomination. His leadership to dispel fallacies about the LGBT community is evident both through the sweeping changes of US law and evolving Christian attitudes. Robinson is currently a Senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.
Contact: Houston Americans United Toni Medellin 832.868.4586
FIRST OPENLY GAY EPISCOPAL BISHOP TO ADDRESS HOUSTON CHAPTER OF AMERICANS UNITED
Bishop Gene Robinson Will Weigh In On Religious Liberty, Tolerance At Meeting of Church-State Watchdog Group
Retired Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop consecrated by the Episcopal Church in the United States, will speak next month at a meeting of the Houston Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
The event, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee: Religious Liberty in a Religiously Zealous Society,” will be held at 7:30pm on Oct. 3 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Houston.
Robinson, a vocal supporter of church-state separation, will discuss the idea of religious freedom in America and explain how the Religious Right misconstrues that concept.
Tickets for the main event are $10 for students, $20 for Americans United members, $35 for non-members and $40 for a special package that includes a ticket and a one-year AU membership.
Robinson will also be available for a special ticketed reception at 6:15pm.
To purchase tickets, please visit: http://robinson.eventzilla.net/. For more information, contact Toni Medellin.
Americans United is a religious liberty watchdog group based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1947, the organization educates Americans about the importance of church-state separation in safeguarding religious freedom.
This should be a fascinating event.