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Episcopal rift over gay bishops widens
AP ^ | 6/30/6

Posted on 06/30/2006 3:10:59 PM PDT by SmithL

New York -- Two more Episcopal dioceses that consider gay relationships sinful are distancing themselves from the denomination by seeking oversight from fellow Anglicans overseas instead of the American church.

The Dioceses of Springfield, Ill., and Central Florida have joined four other dioceses in rejecting the authority of the Episcopal presiding bishop-elect — a step short of schism — and asking Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams to assign them another leader. The other dioceses are Pittsburgh, South Carolina, San Joaquin, Calif., and Fort Worth, Texas.

Springfield Bishop Peter Beckwith said in a statement Friday that his diocese objects to Nevada Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who will be installed Nov. 4, because she supports ordaining partnered gays and blessing same-sex couples, among other reasons.

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TOPICS: Current Events; Mainline Protestant; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: episcopal; homosexualagenda; vickijean

1 posted on 06/30/2006 3:11:02 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL
dioceses that consider gay relationships sinful

Can you even imagine a descriptive phrase like this in a news article from 30 years ago? It's as if a scientist is examining a strange insect he has never seen before.

2 posted on 06/30/2006 3:21:08 PM PDT by jwalburg (Paul Ehrlich, call your office! STAT!)
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3 posted on 06/30/2006 5:29:41 PM PDT by sionnsar (†† |Iran Azadi| SONY: 5yst3m 0wn3d - N0t Y0urs | NYT: The Jihadis' Journal)
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