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February 07 2004 By virtueonline World Anglican leaders support U.S. Episcopal group that opposes gay clergy

Their message spurns the leaders and policies of the Episcopal Church, which is the U.S. branch of the international Anglican Communion. The action gives the new U.S. conservative organization a claim to religious legitimacy as it seeks to gain supporters.

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February 07 2004 By virtueonline PAPUA NEW GUINEA: New Westminster and New Hampshire actions harm Church Unity

The Statement of the Primates of the Anglican Communion (16 October 2003) rightly judged that these actions threaten the unity of our own Communion a s well as our relationships with other parts of Christ's Church, our mission and witness, and our relations with other faiths, in a world already confused in areas of sexuality, morality and theology, and polarise Christian opinion.

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February 07 2004 By virtueonline GUATEMALA DISASSOCIATES ITSELF FROM IARCA AND ROBINSON CONSECRATION

This election, consent and consecration would have been one more act in the long line of apostolic succession in the Episcopal Church had if not been for the fact that the Rt Revd Gene Robinson is a declared homosexual that cohabits with another man in a relationship that is no secret, rather openly known and tolerated in the Diocese of New Hampshire and the rest of the Episcopal Church in the United States.

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February 06 2004 By virtueonline Episcopalians may limit church funding

The conference is the first in Mississippi since the consecration of
openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire in 2003 and the
approval of same-sex unions.

The Rev. Reed Freeman, rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in
Hattiesburg, said his church probably lost some members over the
controversy, but said those who left may be people who weren't involved
in the church.

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February 06 2004 By virtueonline New bishop of Florida won't ordain gays or celebrate their unions

Clarifying his own place in the disagreement after months of silence,
the newly installed bishop said he would not ordain active homosexuals
or allow their unions to be celebrated, but promised to oppose any
limits on the diocese's participation in the national Episcopal Church.

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February 05 2004 By virtueonline TENNESSEE: DIOCESAN CONVENTION STALLS

"As a result the business of the convention remains unfinished, and at some point Bishop Herlong will have to call us to reconvene."

The motion to adjourn was based on the questionable legality of eight 'proxy' votes of clergy who were not in attendance at the meeting at Christ Church Cathedral at Ninth Avenue North and Broadway.

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February 05 2004 By virtueonline A Faith divided: International Anglican mission brings more conservative message

Colorado Springs may seem a strange locale for mission work. The Rev. Ken Ross, senior pastor for the IAC, once would have agreed. He wanted to start a Rwandan mission church in Washington, D.C., or Connecticut, and thought Colorado Springs needed “another white, middle-class church like it needs a hole in the head.”

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February 05 2004 By virtueonline Anglican Communion sees IAC as destructive movement

The Anglican Mission was formed in 2000 by Anglicans overseas as a radical way to combat what they saw as growing liberalism within the Episcopal Church U.S.A. The group sponsors Anglican “missionaries” in the United States who teach a far more conservative version of Anglicanism.

Pastors for the IAC here, the Rev. Ken Ross and the Rev. Jay Greener, believe the Anglican Mission is more in line with what most Anglicans worldwide believe.

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February 05 2004 By virtueonline BOLIVIAN BISHOP SAYS ECUSA NO LONGER REPRESENTS ANGLICANISM IN US

Holy Cross Anglican Church will hold their first services on February 8th with a Traditional Anglican Worship format and also a Contemporary Anglican format. Bishop Lyons was the guest of a celebratory worship service and reception in his honor at Holy Cross Anglican Church this evening at 7:00 p.m. at Loganville Middle School in Loganville, GA, just outside of Atlanta.

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February 04 2004 By virtueonline KENTUCKY: From a church split, two families form

Most of St. Andrews' parishioners had been members of the older congregation but left after diocesan leaders fired the entire governing board at St. John's.

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