Skip to comments.Pittsburgh bishop calls for split in Episcopal Church
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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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?
At least they're not playing it on the poop deck. Ooops, I did NOT say that!
Ahh, but I know that Freepers are eminently more erudite than the typical 21st century web surfer!
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