Fr. Dwight Longenecker, "Gay Bishop Gene Robinson to Meet Pope Francis?" (Patheos, September 11, 2015), says that an AP story reported in CRUX reports that President Obama has invited a whole range of religious leaders to the White House to meet Pope Francis, including the Episcopal Church’s first homosexual bishop–Gene Robinson. Longenecker quotes the AP story as follows:
Also in the audience will be Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Anglican bishop who’s now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a think-tank with ties to the Democratic Party, and Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the Catholic social justice lobby NETWORK, and a leader of the “Nuns on the Bus” advocacy tours.As the reader who contacted me about this says: "Of course, this would be insulting on the part of The White House; but it is not, since The Vatican could change the situation. The fact it will not reflects the Pope's tragic PR philosophy. If it all has to be explained, there is no use explaining it. The Church's woes are entirely deserved."