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March 02 2004 By virtueonline MISSOURI: Orthodox St. Louis parish flees ECUSA for AMIA and Rwanda

The vote to leave was significant, said the Rev. Paul R. Walter, 66, who has been rector their for nearly 8 years. "Of the 148 who could vote, 98 were present, 84 voted for and 14 against leaving ECUSA. The balance of 152 (the church has almost 300 members) are being polled." That poll will be preserved for additional evidence that the parish is united, said Walker.

The Bishop of Missouri George Wayne Smith has inhibited Walter and has fired the Vestry and Wardens of the parish.

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February 27 2004 By virtueonline HERESY: The Deceptive and Insulting Sermon of Vickie Gene Robinson

"The real sin, of course, of any oppression is making an object out of another human being. Treating people as if they were a commodity, an it. Slavery, of course, being the ultimate," said Robinson.

"People of color. Women. Gay and lesbian folk. The physically disabled. The aged. All oppressed and all [are] offered liberation by this great God of ours, declaring the humanity and not the objectification of those people."

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February 25 2004 By virtueonline FAITH ALIVE!

He told his story before some 500 Episcopalians at the Church of the Good Samaritan in Paoli, Pennsylvania recently at a lay witness weekend put on by Faith Alive, a 100 percent Episcopal organization involved in renewing the church, changing people's lives from the inside out. Faith Alive is one of the still thriving (after 30 years) evangelical ministries within the Episcopal Church.

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February 25 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA: Leader Says They Won't Participate in War They Started

It is in the same category of foolishness and naivete that convinced the American people that they could remain neutral in World War II before Pearl Harbor.

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline NEW WESTMINSTER: Bishop Faces Triple Crisis

He faces a legal ultimatum with the leaders of St. Martin's parish in
North Vancouver who argue that unless the parish is allowed to control
its own finances and staffing, it will ask the B.C. Supreme Court to
overturn the firing of two church wardens last year.

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline TEXAS: Twenty clergy walk out of convention after resolutions fail

The convention delegates, representing 85,000 members from 160 churches in the 59,000-square-mile diocese, filled the Harvey Convention Center with standing-room-only crowd at nearby First Baptist Church.

It was a pyrrhic victory for the bishop.

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA: Financial Expert Says Figures More Spin Than Reality

There are two fundamental errors in the Florida news release: The first is that ECUSA says the National Church has pledges of $16 million from 51 dioceses, along with pledges of future support from another 33 dioceses totaling $8.1 million. These two figures total $24,100,000 not $26,446,000 as claimed.

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline ALBUQUERQUE: Rio Grande Revisionists Slammed for Subverting Bishop's Election

Via Media members are "posers" who say they represent the middle ground, said the Council.

Posing as "middle grounders" they are trying to subvert the diocese's orthodox priests and laity and gain support for their revisionist causes. Via Media has formed branches in a number of dioceses where the bishops voted against the confirmation of the admitted homosexual Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire.

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February 21 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA: Griswold Misspoke About What He Said Williams Knew

But when he was asked directly if the Archbishop of Canterbury supported the emergence of a Network he disputed such claims.

At the Synod of the Church of England, The Archbishop of Canterbury. Dr Rowan Williams offered his support to the newly formed network of orthodox parishes (NACDP) made up of both Evangelicals and Anglo-Catholics set up in the United States who oppose the consecration of an openly non-celibate homosexual - V. Gene Robinson - to the historic episcopacy.

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February 14 2004 By virtueonline VANCOUVER: Nine Canadian Clergy Obtain Alternative Episcopal Oversight

They are: The Revd Charles Alexander, Timothy Institute of Ministry, Calgary, Alberta; Dr David Bowler, Comox, Vancouver Island, a Church Plant; Revd Paul Carter, Immanuel Church, Westside; Revd Ron Gibbs, St Simon’s, Deep Cove; Revd Ed Hird, St Simon’s, Deep Cove; Revd David Hollebone, Living Waters Church, Victoria, Vancouver Island; Revd John Lombard, St Simon’s, Deep Cove; Revd Barclay Mayo, St Andrews, Pender Harbour; Revd Silas Ng, Emmanuel Church, Richmond.

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