Thursday, March 01, 2007

Episcopal head seeks gay compromise
March 01, 2007

Appearing on a live webcast, the Episcopal Church's presiding bishop began the painful task Wednesday of persuading members to roll back their support for gays—at least for now—so the denomination can keep its place in the world Anglican fellowship.

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, who personally supports ordaining partnered gays, told a studio audience, callers and those who submitted questions by e-mail that they should make concessions that Anglican leaders are seeking to buy time for reconciliation.

''To live together in Christian community means each member takes seriously the concerns and needs of other members,'' Jefferts Schori said. ''If we can lower the emotional reactivity in the midst of this current controversy, we just might be able to find a way to live together.''
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