David Virtue Has a Thing for Bishop Gene Robinson
He's the one who spread lies about "Robinson's website" on the eve of the official approval of Robinson's election as Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire.
Virtual Trickery Backfires
By Ethan Flad The Witness 8/7/03
David Virtue’s hateful "house of cards" may have finally come tumbling down. The notorious online source of an aggressive anti-women, anti-homosexual agenda, Virtue’s vitriol sank to a desperate new low on Monday, August 4th.
At the 8:30am press briefing, Virtue walked up to the microphone and asked bishop spokespersons Wendell Gibbs (Michigan) and Ed Little (Northern Indiana), "Do you know that Gene Robinson’s website is linked by one click to 5,000 pornographic websites?" No, responded both bishops. Virtue followed up, "Well, now that you do know this, will this change your vote on his election?" Gibbs replied, "I would doubt the veracity of such information at this moment. It seems like a last-minute ploy." Virtue walked back to his seat shaking his head.
A last-minute ploy indeed: the phrase "dirty tricks" seems more to the point. Over the next several hours, as another, larger bomb was launched at Gene Robinson’s election, Virtue’s campaign to bring down the bishop-elect began to unravel.
David Virtue's latest escapade was to launch another accusation at Bishop Robinson from his right-wing extremist 'christian' website. Virtue accused Bishop Robinson of implying that Jesus was gay.
NH bishop denies suggesting Christ was gay
Union Leader and Telegraph 4/5/2005
The Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire yesterday denounced published reports that said he had suggested Jesus Christ might have been homosexual.
The reports stemmed from remarks Bishop V. Gene Robinson made in February while speaking at Christ Church of Hamilton and Wenham, a conservative Episcopalian congregation in Massachusetts. Some religious conservatives took Robinson's words as implying Christ might have been homosexual, but yesterday Robinson denounced that idea.
"I can assure you with absolute certainty that was not my implication, and certainly not anything I ever said," Robinson said in a phone interview. "I am furious for my remarks to be interpreted in a way as to mean something I never said.
"My office is being flooded with angry messages from around the country, and from around the world, about something I never said," Robinson said later in that interview.
Robinson's remarks were first reported upon by David Virtue, a religion writer who originally wrote about them on his Web site, VirtueOnline, at www.virtueonline.org. From there, the story spread to various blogs and then to right-leaning publications, including the Telegraph, a national newspaper based in London, England, which reported on the matter Sunday.
Let's let David Virtue have a taste of his own medicine. Let him experience what a flood of angry messages is like, this time angry messages that result from his own actions, not something dreamed up by a third party. Remind David about what the Bible says about people who lie and plot in order to victimize the innocent and create division.
Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to him. Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that plots wicked schemes, feet that run swiftly to do evil, the false witness who utters lies, and he who sows discord among brothers.