Monday, October 29, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00pm

** POSTPONED ** Bishop Gene Robinson: Straight Talk about Gay Marriage

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

Civics

Due to weather conditions, Bishop Gene Robinson has been forced to postpone his planned appearance this evening at Town Hall Seattle. Ticketholders will be notified as we work to reschedule; those with questions may call us at 206/652-4255.

 

Gene Robinson is what you might call a ground-breaker, and ground-breaking is not always easy. As the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom, Robinson wore a bulletproof vest to his 2003 consecration, which caused an international stir. Today, the Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church is one of the world’s leading religious spokespersons for gay rights and gay marriage—and he’s not quite done breaking ground yet. As a man who holds the Bible holy, the author of God Believes in Love makes the case for same-sex marriage using a religious argument—and personal insight: Robinson was married to a woman for two decades and has been married to a man for the last four years. Presented as part of the Town Hall Civics series with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.

Tickets are $5 at townhallseattle.org or 888/377-4510 and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating.

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3 Comments

  1. Russ Campbell
    Posted October 29, 2012 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    I’ve just learned from one of the Deacons at St. Mark’s Cathedral that Bishop Robinson will not be able to make it to Seattle because of the hurricane.

    • Town Hall
      Posted October 29, 2012 at 10:27 am | Permalink

      Due to weather conditions Bishop Robinson has been forced to postpone his planned appearance at Town Hall this evening. We hope to be able to announce a rescheduled date—in the meantime, if you have any questions call 206.652.4255.

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