Love Free Or Die: How The Bishop Of New Hampshire Is Changing The World

  |  Book Tickets: 23/03/2012
  |  88 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


When he was consecrated in 2003 wearing a bulletproof vest, Gene Robinson became the Anglican Church’s first openly gay bishop. It’s a job he didn’t seek, but one he now relishes. Robinson has spent the last decade preaching for inclusion – while being shunned by many of his fellow clergy. At the Lambeth conference, a major Anglican gathering, all 800 bishops are invited – except Robinson, whose face is pinned up the security office so they know who to kick out. Supported by his long-term partner Mark and loving daughters, Robinson is determined to charm whomever he is given access to – including Barack Obama, who selected him to open his inaugural events. Director Macky Alston uses Robinson’s story to explore the schism that continues to bitterly divide a church determinedly behind the times. Attracting both hecklers and autograph seekers alike, Robinson’s message is a simple one: it is time to recognise that homosexuality and faith are not incompatible.