Tuesday, June 20, 2006

BBC Headlines say it all: US Church defiant on gay bishops

US Church defiant on gay bishops

Members of the US Episcopal Church have rejected a demand from the worldwide Anglican Church that they stop appointing gay bishops.

Correspondents say the decision could lead to a permanent split, with the Episcopalians being expelled from 77 million-member Anglican communion.

The US Church attracted the ire of conservative Anglicans by appointing gay bishop Gene Robinson in 2003.

Two days ago it took a further radical step by electing a female leader.

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