Monday, December 18, 2006

US Episcopal Congregations Split over Liberalism

Woman and Gay Bishops are the main issues.

Falls and Truro churches in Virginia, 2 of the oldest Anglican parishes in the US, have voted to split from the Episcopal Church over its liberal attitude on issues such as homosexuality. The 2 evangelical parishes near Washington grew particularly disenchanted with leadership after the recent elections of a gay bishop in New Hampshire and the church's first female presiding bishop. The 2 churches are likely to be joined by up to 8 other parishes in Virginia, which would cost the diocese 10% of its membership and a large slice of its revenues.

Read the whole story at the Guardian

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