Debate Heating Over Election of Gay Episcopal Bishop

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    Oct 27, 2000
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    (Concord, New Hampshire-AP) -- The cheers that greeted the
    election of the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop in New
    Hampshire has given way to fear and sadness in other parts of the
    The Reverend Robert Duncan, bishop of Pittsburgh, calls the
    election of the Reverend Canon Gene Robinson, "a grievous wound"
    to the Episcopal church.
    But Bishop Thomas Ely of Vermont wholeheartedly supports
    the nomination. He says Robinson is a forward-thinker with great
    respect for church tradition.
    And he noted the church's "tremendous ministry to gay and
    lesbian persons in congregations in our diocese."
    The the election must be approved at national convention in
    Minneapolis next month.

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