Saturday, February 09, 2008

Pittsburgh lay leaders favor break from Episcopal Church
The Associated Press
Sat, Feb. 9, 2008

PITTSBURGH - Nearly 100 lay leaders in the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh signed an open letter supporting their bishop in removing the diocese from the national church for a more conservative alignment.

The letter was in response to another letter written last month to Bishop Robert Duncan by 12 conservative clergy outlining their opposition to removing the diocese's 66 churches from the national Episcopal Church, the Anglican body in the United States.

"We were just talking about the letter that the 12 clergy had written openly to the diocese and we were concerned that people might not understand the whole story," said Edith M. Humphrey, a professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
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