"We have a romantic notion of dying," Bishop Robinson, who now lives in the District, said. "In reality, dying involves terrible pain. I believe in a God who wants the best for me. I don't worship a God who would want that pain and suffering or a God who would turn his back on someone requesting life-ending drugs."
"I find it really hard to believe that Pope Francis would be too concerned about one gay guy and a feisty nun in a crowd of thousands," he said. "For Pope Francis to be upset or angry at the guest list goes against everything we know about him."