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Rift in Episcopal Seminary Over Allegations of Dean's Racist and Homophobic Comments

By Verena Dobnik | Oct 2
The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership.

Court Declines to Take up Episcopal Church Dispute

Mar 10
The Supreme Court has declined to wade into a dispute between the Episcopal Church and a conservative congregation that left the denomination in a rift over homosexuality and other issues.

Pittsburgh Episcopal Bishop OKs Same-Sex Blessings

Nov 26
Pittsburgh’s Episcopal bishop has decided to let local priests decide whether they will conduct blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples.

First Gay Anglican Bishop Says God Leading Change

Oct 28
The first openly gay bishop of the Episcopal Church told a Purdue University audience he believes God is leading people to a deeper understanding of homosexuality.

First Gay Anglican Bishop Reflects on Tenure in NH

By Lynne Tuohy | Dec 31
New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson says he chafed for several years at being branded the first openly gay bishop of the Anglican Church until he realized that he was wasting a pulpit from which he could advocate for equality.

New York Episcopal Church OKs Same-Sex Marriage Rites

By Daniel Scheffler | Jul 24
The Episcopal Church, a long-time welcoming congregation, is in tune with other religious organizations with their recent provisional blessing of same-sex unions.

Episcopal Bishops OK Trial Gay Blessing Prayer

By Rachel Zoll | Jul 10
Episcopal bishops approved an official prayer service for blessing same-sex couples Monday at a national convention that also cleared the way for transgender ordination.

African Methodist Episcopal Church Denies Withdrawing Support for Obama

Jul 5
The leadership of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is condemning a false online report that the denomination has withdrawn support for President Barack Obama over his stance on same-sex marriage.

New Documentary Chronicles Life of Gay Bishop

By Michael K. Lavers | Feb 15
Directed by Mackey Alston, "Love Free or Die" chronicles three years of New Hampshire Bishop V. Gene Robinson’s life. The Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop sat down with EDGE before a Washington, D.C., screening on Feb. 13.

Catholic Church Creates New Group for Ex-Episcopalians

By Jason St. Amand | Jan 3
Former Episcopalians who are dissatisfied with the church’s acceptance on homosexuality and allowing females to become priests can join a new group created by the Roman Catholic Church and headed by Jeffrey N. Steenson.

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