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Episcopal Church will allow gay bishops

At its July meeting in Anaheim, Calif., bishops and deputies in the U.S. Episcopal Church’s General Convention voted by a 2-to-1 margin to allow consecration of homosexual bishops.

The group stated: “God has called and may call such individuals to any ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church, and that God’s call to the ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church is a mystery which the church attempts to discern for all people through our discernment processes.”

Resolution D025, “Commitment and Witness to Anglican Communion,” states that the church affirms “listening to the experience of homosexual persons,” recognizes that baptized members include “same-sex couples living in lifelong committed relationships,” and opens ordination to anyone in the denomination.


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