Sunday, July 19, 2009

Utah Episcopalians back push for noncelibate gay clergy

Utah's Episcopal representatives joined the majority at this week's Episcopal General Convention in backing a measure to allow individual dioceses the option of choosing a gay or lesbian bishop.

"We want everything in our church to be open to all people," Bishop Carolyn Tanner Irish said in a phone interview from Anaheim, Calif., where she was attending the church's once-every-three-years legislative assembly. "Our diocese has always been progressive on social issues, mainly because the state is so conservative."

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