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A Divide, and Maybe a Divorce – New York Times

In anglican communion, anglicanism, Current Affairs, episcopal church, global christianity, Religion on February 25, 2007 by Eliacín

A Divide, and Maybe a Divorce – New York Times
SLAVERY divided not only the United States, but also its churches. The Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists and others all split North from South, and some did not reunite for more than 100 years. Others, like the Southern Baptist Convention, never did.Now some of these same churches are facing a rift over homosexuality that is proving more intractable than any social issue since slavery. It is not an explosion, but a slow burn that has been smoldering in some denominations for about 30 years — longer than the battle over women’s ordination.

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