Saturday, March 10, 2007

Honolulu Star Bulletin | Bishop unbowed by controversy

Keeping the Episcopal Church inclusive is key to its U.S. leader
By Mary Adamski

Full inclusion of homosexuals in the church has pitted the U.S. Episcopal Church against other branches of the worldwide denomination, but the leader of 2.4 million American Episcopalians said the controversy will not divert the church from its larger goals of social justice.

"Inclusion of gay and lesbian Christians is a major issue, but it is not all of our mission, just a piece of it," said the Right Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori. "Some people want to see it as a defining issue as to whether or not a person can be an Episcopalian. It's bigger than that. It has to be..."

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