Heresy charges dismissed

May 1996
Christian Century;5/22/96, Vol. 113 Issue 18, p566
Reports on an Episcopal Church court's dismissal of heresy charges against retired bishop Walter Righter, who ordained noncelibate homosexual Barry L. Stopfel in 1990. Church's declaration that there is nothing in Episcopal doctrine to bar noncelibate homosexuals from becoming deacons and priests; Details of the court ruling; Bishops who signed the majority opinion.


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