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Episcopal gay bishop = 'terrorist bomb'

“Christian” tolerance at its best, this time coming out of the mouth of the Rev. Paul Zahl, of the Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, who equates the election of a gay bishop to a Homeland Security issue. (365gay):

What’s left of unity in the Episcopal Church is at stake heading into a weekend election for bishop of California that sets up a major clash over gays’ role in the church.

Three of the seven candidates are openly gay, and choosing one of them to head the Diocese of California would further alienate Episcopal conservatives already feeling betrayed that the church approved a gay bishop three years ago. It could also fracture the strained relationship between America’s 2.3 million Episcopalians and their parent body, the worldwide Anglican Communion.

A vote against a gay bishop would likely preserve the fragile truce.

The Rev. Paul Zahl, dean of the conservative Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pa., likened the election of a gay bishop in California to “a terrorist bomb, which is timed to destroy a peace process.”

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