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U.S. church excluded over gay stance

NOTTINGHAM, England, June 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. and Canadian Anglican Churches have been excluded from one of the Anglican Communion's top bodies because of their stance on homosexuality.

Scottish Anglicans back gay priests

EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 23 (UPI) -- The Scottish Episcopal Church said Wednesday homosexuality -- active or inactive -- should have no bearing on whether someone becomes a priest.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 7, the 66th day of 2005 with 299 to follow.
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Episcopalians stand pat on gay bishops

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Leaders of the Episcopal Church, meeting in Salt Lake City, expressed regret for pain caused by their decision to ordain an openly gay man as bishop.

Bishops to respond to same-sex controversy

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Episcopalian leaders are gathering in Utah to respond to a demand by global leaders of their church that they apologize for making an openly gay man a bishop.

Report: Anglicans to oust Episcopalians

LONDON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The worldwide Anglican church is preparing to exclude the U.S. Episcopal Church for ordaining a gay bishop, The Times of London reported Thursday.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 5, the 218th day of 2004 with 148 to follow.
By United Press International

The Web: Online hatred on the rise

A series by UPI examining the global telecommunications phenomenon known as the World Wide Web. This week: Hatred of minorities -- from homosexuals to Jews to Muslims and African-Americans -- is growing dramatically on the Internet, experts told United Pr
GENE J. KOPROWSKI, United Press International

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Bishops call for recant on gay ordination

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Eighteen Anglican archbishops representing more than 55 million people worldwide are urging the Episcopal Church to "repent" its pro-homosexual policies.

Openly gay Anglican bishop takes over

CONCORD, N.H., March 7 (UPI) -- Bishop V. Gene Robinson, after four months as deputy, underwent investiture Sunday to become Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, openly gay and controversial.

Showdown approaches over lesbian pastor

ELLENSBURG, Wash., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Methodist leaders in the United States will soon have to make decisions regarding their gay ministers.

Orthodox Episcopalians in North Am. meet

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- With support from their worldwide Anglican Church leader, conservative Episcopalian bishops met at several sites this week to plan North American growth.

Dollar war against gay bishop

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Conservative Episcopalians are fighting a massive money war against the U.S. church's pro-gay leadership, according to an Anglican news service.

Panel to resolve church's gay controversy

RESTON, Va., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A "reconciliation commission" will reportedly try to resolve theological differences among Virginia Episcopalians concerning homosexuality.

Episcopalian dissidents form protest group

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A group of Episcopalians opposed to the consecration of a gay bishop and the direction of the national church formed a protest network Tuesday.

Hispanic Anglicans rebuke Episcopalians

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Anglican bishops in six South American countries have all but cut off ties with their U.S. counterparts -- leaders of the Episcopalian Church.

Episcopalians splitting into factions

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A Pittsburgh Episcopal bishop has set up a network of U.S. parishes opposed to his church's consecration of an openly gay bishop, a religious Website says.

Zambians cut ties with U.S. Episcopalians

LUSAKA, Zambia, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The Anglican Church in Zambia cut ties Monday with the Episcopal Church USA over its consecration in June of an openly gay man as bishop.

Episcopal bishops form new group

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Thirteen U.S. Episcopal bishops upset with the confirmation of an Episcopal gay bishop are forming a rival "network," but say it doesn't represent a schism.

Russian church cuts tie with Episcopalians

MOSCOW, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The Russian Orthodox Church has withdrawn from joint projects with the U.S. Episcopalian Church because of the appointment of a gay bishop.

African Anglicans irate over gay bishop

DURHAM, N.H., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The elevation of a gay Episcopal priest to bishop has prompted a Kenyan cleric to declare Tuesday, "The Devil has clearly entered our church," reports said.

First gay bishop creates church schisms

DURHAM, N.H., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The elevation of an openly gay Episcopalian priest to bishop has sparked protests from within the Anglican Communion, reports said Monday.

Commentary: 'Tolerance' - the new theology

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- When 2,500 worshipers cheered at the consecration of V. Gene Robinson as Episcopal bishop of New Hampshire, what were they so jubilant about? Was it that by thi
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Editor

First gay Episcopal bishop consecrated

DURHAM, N.H., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Rev. Gene Robinson was consecrated Sunday as Episcopal bishop of the New Hampshire Diocese, making him the first openly gay leader in Christianity.
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