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Episcopal leaders act to avert a schism

Church vows restraint on more gay bishops

The first openly gay Episcopal bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, attended the meeting of US bishops in New Orleans. 'No one's vision won,' he said after yesterday's vote. The first openly gay Episcopal bishop, Gene Robinson of New Hampshire, attended the meeting of US bishops in New Orleans. "No one's vision won," he said after yesterday's vote. (Judi Bottoni/Associated Press)
By Michael Paulson
Globe Staff / September 26, 2007

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NEW ORLEANS - The Episcopal bishops of the United States, attempting to head off a schism over gay rights and biblical interpretation, yesterday promised to "exercise restraint" by not approving more gay bishops and not authorizing a formal ritual for blessing same-sex couples. (Full article: 1017 words)

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