News from the LGBT ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
At Sundance, "Love Free Or Die," Documentary About Bishop Gene Robinson Takes Center Stage
It's been years since the incident, but Bishop Gene Robinson's heart still races when he sees it on film.
Robinson, the Episcopal Church's first openly bishop, was preaching in London when a man in the audience stood and began yelling at him. The heckler waved a motorcycle helmet in his hand as he ranted. Robinson silently wondered if he was hiding a gun or a bomb beneath it.
Ultimately, the man was escorted from the church, but the moment reminded everyone, including Robinson, of the risks of taking a stand.
It's one of many moments -- some suspenseful, some inspiring, some heartbreaking -- captured in "Love Free or Die," a documentary about Robinson that's premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. MORE