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Episcopal split reaches Mass. diocese

N.E. churches leaving over teachings on gays, salvation

Parishioners prayed at the All Saints Anglican Church in Attleboro last week. The church is among about two dozen in New England that are breaking away from the US Episcopal Church because of disagreements over homosexuality and salvation.
By Charles A. Radin
Globe Staff / November 19, 2006

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ATTLEBORO -- The wave of defections that has rocked the Episcopal Church since the ordination of the first openly gay Episcopal bishop in 2003 has reached the liberal Diocese of Massachusetts, where one congregation has severed its ties to the national church. Nearly two dozen others across New England have disassociated themselves from the church's teachings on gay clergy, homosexuality, ... (Full article: 1539 words)

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