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Episcopal Church votes to curb gay bishops

Discussion in '2006 Archive' started by carpro, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    http://today.reuters.com/news/newsarticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyid=2006-06-21T201448Z_01_N21310194_RTRUKOC_0_US-RELIGION-EPISCOPALS.xml&src=rss&rpc=22

    Episcopal Church votes to curb gay bishops
    Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:15pm ET

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - The U.S. Episcopal Church, trying to appease an angry and alienated worldwide Anglican community, reversed itself on Wednesday and agreed to try to avoid the consecration of more openly gay bishops.

    The action came 24 hours after one of two legislative bodies at the 2.3 million member U.S. church's convention had rejected a similar idea.

    The non-binding resolution adopted at the convention calls on those in authority "to exercise restraint by not consenting to the consecration of any candidate (for bishop) whose manner of life presents a challenge to the wider church and will lead to further strains on communion."
     
  2. menageriekeeper

    menageriekeeper Active Member

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    TRY to avoid?? I can't think of any reason they couldn't avoid having an openly gay minister period, much less in the position of bishop.

    They've obviously lost their collective mind.
     
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    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Niether is there any reason not to aviod a closet homosexual from getting in the pulpit.

    Pray and fast and wait on God.:thumbs:
     
  4. Daisy

    Daisy New Member

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    I'm sorry, but I can't tell whether you are saying
    • A - There is reason to avoid secret homosexuals from being appointed, or
    • B - There is no reason to avoid appointing a non-practicing gay person
    If you would, please clarify.
     
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