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January 18 2004 By virtueonline No gay tolerance in Africa's Anglican Church

"Those are the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah," he declared on the steps
of this city's Anglican cathedral, which is an island of calm amid the
skittering traffic and jam-packed sidewalks of Africa's largest city.
"For a bishop to come out openly and say he is gay is a sin before God
and man."

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January 18 2004 By virtueonline Gay bishop cutting into Episcopal membership

Wake up! How many years of loss and decline is the Episcopal Church
going to overlook until they awake to the realization that they're
alienating the base of their constituency?

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January 17 2004 By virtueonline Presiding Over Crisis--and Maybe Schism

NOTE: The full text of the story can be found at the following link.

http://www.virtueonline.org/portal/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=26

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January 17 2004 By virtueonline Bishop Salmon Writes to The Members of All Saints' Parish, Waccamaw

In all the recent events around All Saints Parish and the Diocese of South Carolina, a number of Public statements have been made about our relationship. It is my intention in this letter to present the position that I have taken and offer documentation to support that position. Having heard both sides, you may then draw conclusions, as you are so led, which conclusions will I pray move us closer together rather than apart.

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January 17 2004 By virtueonline AAC RESPONSE TO BISHOP JOHNSON'S "PASTORAL LETTER"

Bishop Johnson emphasizes his desire to preserve the "church as it currently
exists." Here are the facts about the Episcopal Church USA (ECUSA) as it
currently exists. It is a Church that is no longer in relationship with the
majority of Anglicans worldwide. It is a Church that no longer turns to
Holy Scripture for its guidance. It is a Church that has chosen the ways of
man over the ways of God. It is a church that has undermined the

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January 16 2004 By virtueonline A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Johnson

No matter what one's opinions are about the more controversial decisions
reached at our last General Convention, one has to admit that they were
done publicly and above board. Using the long established means to reach
decisions as a Church gathered in Convention, the outcome and resulting
actions were literally done before the eyes of the world.

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January 15 2004 By virtueonline Parish vote to cut ties leaves hurt feelings

Borrett and other members of the diocesan standing committee met for
several hours Jan. 5 with the vestry of All Saints Church of Pawleys
Island to try to find a way to keep the parish from voting to leave the
denomination, which it did Thursday, he said.

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January 15 2004 By virtueonline North Dakota nominates one bishop candidate by petition

None of those five candidates has directly expressed his views on the
recent confirmation of the openly gay New Hampshire bishop, the Rev.
Gene Robinson. Thompson disagrees with the confirmation of homosexual
clergy but said it is important to work together.

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January 15 2004 By virtueonline "Cautious Optimism" for Jan. 27 PBS Gay "Marriage" Debate

The January 27 program is scheduled to air at 9:00 pm EST on local PBS affiliates and to feature excerpts from a debate taped on January 4 at historic Christ Church in Philadelphia, founded in 1695 and site of Benjamin Franklin’s grave. The debate was between newly elected homosexual ECUSA Bishop Vickie Eugene Robinson and Dr. Bob Wenz, vice president for National Ministries of the National Association of Evangelicals.

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January 15 2004 By virtueonline The Episcopalian Church Is At The Edge Of Religious Irrelevance

Rome rejected his petition for an annulment from Catherine on the
grounds a dispensation had been granted from whatever impediment might
be involved, and later, Catherine, defending her marriage to Henry,
insisted the marriage to 16-year-old Arthur (even then sickly) had never
been consummated. Her confessor, Bishop John Fisher, argued in her
favor, and he above all others would have known if in fact the marriage

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