Robinson, a non-celibate gay in a committed relationship, is Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire and has become a lightning rod in the church.
He is also an enthusiastic celebrity. Robinson has taken a "60 Minutes" camera crew into a favorite gay bar, endorsed Barack Obama, taken a leave of absence to battle alcoholism, and was famously not invited to Anglican bishops' worldwide Lambeth Conference in England last summer. He showed up anyway.
The Diocese of Olympia, nearly a decade ago, became one of the first dioceses in the Episcopal Church to adopt a resolution calling for full inclusion of gays and lesbians in the Episcopal Church.
Until his resignation last March, a gay clergyman -- the Rev. Robert Taylor -- served as dean of St. Mark's Cathedral. The cathedral on Capitol Hill has also employed a lesbian priest on its staff.
Bishop Robinson will celebrate the eucharist at St. Mark's Cathedral and preach during a 4:30 p.m. service on January 12th. He will deliver "A Community Speech" at 7:30 that evening at Town Hall Seattle.
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