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Pittsburgh bishop calls for split in Episcopal Church
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 15, 2006 | Associated Press

Posted on 06/15/2006 7:10:35 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The threat of a split in the worldwide Anglican family hovered over a national meeting of the Episcopal Church, as delegates considered whether they should preserve unity by temporarily barring gays from becoming bishop.

New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, pleaded with the church General Convention not to enact a ban.

If Episcopalians "see Christ in the faithful lives of our gay and lesbian members," they should have the courage to say so, no matter the potential consequences, he said.

"Please, I beg you, let's say our prayers and stand up for right," he said, at a hearing last night on the issue that drew a capacity crowd of 1,500 people.

Pittsburgh Bishop Robert Duncan, head of a network of conservative Episcopal dioceses that opposed Bishop Robinson's consecration, told delegates the progressive and conservative wings of the church should acknowledge their differences and part.

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TOPICS: Mainline Protestant; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: bishopduncan; ecusa; episcopal; homosexuality; pittsburgh

1 posted on 06/15/2006 7:10:36 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The band is warming up to play "Nearer My God to Thee" on the quarterdeck.

Will the Carpathia and her captain, Archbishop Akinola, get there in time to pick up the survivors?

2 posted on 06/15/2006 11:29:28 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: kaehurowing
Kinda gutsy using a metaphor which assumes that 21st century web surfers are schooled in maritime history.
3 posted on 06/15/2006 11:33:23 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

At least they're not playing it on the poop deck. Ooops, I did NOT say that!

4 posted on 06/15/2006 11:42:04 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Let us not flinch from identifying liberalism as the opposition party to God.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Ahh, but I know that Freepers are eminently more erudite than the typical 21st century web surfer!

5 posted on 06/15/2006 12:12:18 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: ahadams2; Crackhead Willie; meandog; gogeo; Lord Washbourne; Calabash; axegrinder; AnalogReigns; ...
Traditional Anglican ping, continued in memory of its founder Arlin Adams.

FReepmail sionnsar if you want on or off this moderately high-volume ping list (typically 3-9 pings/day).
This list is pinged by sionnsar, Huber and newheart.

Resource for Traditional Anglicans:
More Anglican articles here.

Humor: The Anglican Blue (by Huber)

Speak the truth in love. Eph 4:15

6 posted on 06/15/2006 4:54:44 PM PDT by sionnsar (†† | Iran Azadi | SONY: 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0urs)
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