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New Episcopal bishop supports gay unions
The Connecticut Six ^ | 11/13/2006 | Cincinnati Post

Posted on 11/13/2006 6:07:44 PM PST by sionnsar

PORTSMOUTH - A priest who supports same-sex unions was elected Saturday as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio.

"I have a fairly settled conviction that any two persons who struggle to live and grow together in fidelity on a lifetime basis have the opportunity to experience God's grace and to use that relationship for holiness," Rev. Thomas Edward Breidenthal said.

However, Breidenthal, a dean of religious life at Princeton University, said he would not perform a same-sex union without the consent of the church.

"I have every hope that eventually the church will work this matter out," he said.

The Episcopal Church, which has 2.3 million members, is at the center of a worldwide Anglican feud over how to interpret what the Bible says about sexuality.

Katharine Jefferts Schori, who recently took office as presiding bishop, unapologetically supports ordaining gays and allowing blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples.

In 2003, she voted to confirm New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop.


TOPICS: Mainline Protestant

1 posted on 11/13/2006 6:07:45 PM PST by sionnsar
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2 posted on 11/13/2006 6:08:41 PM PST by sionnsar (?|Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked!

3 posted on 11/13/2006 6:10:10 PM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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In other news, Dog Bites Man.

4 posted on 11/13/2006 6:19:06 PM PST by Argus
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Yes. I make jest, but it's a very sad situation.

5 posted on 11/13/2006 6:41:24 PM PST by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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DISGUSTING!! What is the Churches meaning of Immoral?

6 posted on 11/13/2006 7:09:59 PM PST by ustanker (The cave dwellers are happy!)
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That which God calls an abomination they call holy. These people are not Christians. They walk in darkness.

7 posted on 11/13/2006 7:16:35 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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