Bishop Gene Robinson: Religion Did ‘Get It Wrong’ On LGBT Acceptance

Retired Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson appeared on The Colbert Report last night to talk about how religion has become more accepting of LGBT people. Robinson explained, “We’re asking: Did the Church — did the Synagogue — get it wrong about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people? I think the answer is yes.” He helped Stephen Colbert understand that, just like being left-handed, being gay is not a choice. Robinson also pointed out that the fact that most people now know someone who is gay is what has helped LGBT rights advance so quickly — his own journey within the Episcopal Church serving as the perfect example. Watch the interview: