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March 31 2004 By virtueonline PITTSBURG: Former Iowa Bishop Has Been Functioning Illegally In Diocese

The revisionist bishop, who walked away from charges that he violated the canons for ordaining a non-celibate homosexual man to the deaconate in 1990, has been caught red-handed in the Pittsburgh Diocese without ever obtaining the approval of Bishop Duncan.

Righter had argued, “How can the Bishops ‘allow’ what the canons and constitution do not allow? How can the Bishops ‘cede control’ that is not theirs to cede? Even if they wanted to, they cannot.”

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March 31 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA: Unspinning Griswold's Letter to the Lambeth Commission

GRISWOLD: Rather than respond to the questionnaire I thought it would be more helpful were I to send to you to share with members of the Commission a description of some of the workings of the Episcopal Church, pertinent to your deliberations, and also to try to give some sense of how we have come to a point in our life where we find ourselves having given consent to the election and consecration of a man who shares his life with a member of the same sex.

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March 30 2004 By virtueonline The Tragedy That is Rowan Williams

It is an unbridgeable divide.

But what is truly tragic is that the leader of the Communion’s 70 plus million Anglicans is squarely on the side of the Western mindset. That is not opinion, it is fact.

And almost weekly, the utterances of Dr. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury lends credence to that fact.

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March 30 2004 By virtueonline ALABAMA: Orthodox Dean Says HoB DEPO Statement "Unsatisfactory"

The Very Rev. Dr. Paul Zahl says that what is needed for the dissenting minority, is a suspension, in love, of business as usual, indeed a suspension, for a period of time, of the constitution and canons of ECUSA analogous to the Act of Synod in the Church of England, which would provide us a safe place to stand.

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March 27 2004 By virtueonline Bishop Righter Says "Dissenters" Should Leave ECUSA

The bishop was the central player of the now infamous “Righter Trial” which declared the Episcopal Church had “no core doctrine” when he ordained a noncelibate gay man to the diaconate in September 1990.

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March 26 2004 By virtueonline PENNSYLVANIA: Bennison Face Growing Opposition from Orthodox Priests

At a recent meeting of the Bucks Deanery Clericus at Grace Church, Hulmeville, several priests raised their voices at the direction the Episcopal Church was going, and specifically at the way Bishop Bennison was running the diocese.

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March 25 2004 By virtueonline CAMP ALLEN: Delegated Episcopal Pastoral Oversight is HoB Fudge

It is so convoluted and confusing that one doubts that even the mystic Sufi Rumi could make sense of it if they all met on a plain in NJ’s Meadowlands. Furthermore one seriously doubts the Holy Ghost had much to do with the compromise either. After all the Spirit of Truth will never compromise on sexual sin, that at least is one truth that is absolute.

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March 20 2004 By virtueonline LONDON: Williams Writes Griswold as HOB Meets in Texas

The letter, which Griswold received on the eve of the Camp Allen meeting of the House of Bishops was described by a Lambeth Palace source as “too hot to leak”.

The strongly worded message to Griswold has yet to be read to the House of Bishops, but it is thought that Griswold will drop a paragraph or two during the HOB meeting.

A source told Virtuosity that the letter appears to support what the five retired bishops did in recent confirmations in the Diocese of Ohio.

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March 18 2004 By virtueonline ECUSA: Cracks Turn Into Fissures as Church Edges Toward Collapse

The ECUSA's current problems are a direct result of previous problems not only unresolved, but continuing and growing and getting worse by the day. A quick fix is no longer possible.

And the worse they become the more "gracious" and "conversation[al]" our Presiding Bishop becomes in his words as he walks his way through the jungle swamp hoping that the crocodiles gathering around him have already feasted on a Primate or two, and therefore have no interest in him.

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March 13 2004 By virtueonline SEWANEE: University of the South Newspaper Promotes Sex to Students

The top ten titles in the issue include an 'Idiot's Guide to Using Condoms,' 'condoms for dummies', 'Have a Threesome with Trojan Man', 'The Lowdown on the Uphigh', Sex Protection 101/Safe Sex 101', 'No Glove, No Love,' 'Condoms: The Slippery Truth', 'Hot Lovin' Loves Laytex', 'Let the Good Times Role...but with protection', 'Sticking It Up for Sewanee.'

There is a photo of a hand holding an artificial penis with instructions on how to roll a condom.

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