The Otis Young Lecture Series on Religion and Ethics presents Bishop Gene Robinson, bestselling religion author of God Believes in Love, and the IX Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church. Bishop Robinson will also be speaking on Thursday, April 18, at 1:30pm, in the Heckman Auditorium at Doane College (1014 Boswell Ave, Crete, NE). Bishop Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person elected (in 2003) to the historic episcopate. In his groundbreaking book, “God Believes in Love,” Robinson lovingly and persuasively makes the case for same-sex marriage using commonsense, reasoned, and religious arguments. Bishop Robinson was recently featured on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. “My friend Bishop Gene Robinson has long been a voice for equality – not with anger or vitriol, but with compassion and faith. He has been guided by the simple precept that we should do unto others, as we would have them do unto us.” – President Barack Obama “For someone in the eye of the storm buffeting our beloved Anglican Communion, Gene Robinson is so serene; he is not a wild-eyed belligerent campaigner. I was so surprised at his generosity toward those who have denigrated him and worse. Gene Robinson is a wonderful human being, and I am proud to belong to the same church as he.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Bishop Gene Robinson was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, and graduated from the University of the South with a B.A. in American studies and history. He completed the M.Div. degree in 1973 at the General Theological Seminary in New York and was ordained deacon and then priest, serving as curate at Christ Church, Ridgewood, New Jersey. Robinson is a senior fellow at the Center for the American Progress. He was elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire in 2003, having served as Canon to the Ordinary (assistant to the bishop) for nearly eighteen years. First-Plymouth Congregational Church is located at 2000 D Street, Lincoln, NE 68502. For more information call 402-476-7550 or visit www.firstplymouth.org.