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Dunedin bishop supports gays in church

Mon 13 Oct 2003 In: New Zealand Daily News

The Anglican bishop of Dunedin has lent her name to a global open letter supporting gay and lesbian members of the Anglican communion. The Rt Revd Penny Jamieson joins a list of several bishops around the world, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who have signed the letter, issued by Changing Attitude, a network of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and straight members working for “gay and lesbian affirmation within the Anglican Church”. Conservative elements of the church are threatening to break away over the ordination of openly gay Bishop Gene Robinson in the United States, and Changing Attitude's letter urges Anglican primates "to avoid any course of action which might lead to schism or the fragmentation of the Anglican Communion", and to pay serious attention to "bridging cultural and theological differences".    

Credit: GayNZ.com News Staff

First published: Monday, 13th October 2003 - 12:00pm

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