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September 19, 2008

Conservative Episcopal bishop gets the boot

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Tim Morgan’s suspicions yesterday morning were well founded. The Episcopal House of Bishops acted to can Robert Duncan, the conservative bishop of the Pittsburgh Diocese and a leading voice for the dissenting faction in the U.S. arm of the Anglican Communion.

The Associated Press reports:

An Episcopal bishop, whose diocese is moving toward splitting from the national church, was ousted from ministry. The House of Bishops voted 88 to 35 to remove the bishop, Robert W. Duncan of Pittsburgh, on a charge of “abandonment of the communion of this church.” Bishop Duncan, who led the Pittsburgh diocese for 11 years, is a leader in a national network of theological conservatives who are breaking away from the liberal denomination in a dispute over Scripture. The debate erupted in 2003, when Episcopalians consecrated the first openly gay bishop, V. Gene Robinson of New Hampshire. The Pittsburgh diocese said it would move ahead with the Oct. 4 secession vote.

Duncan’s response to his hometown paper is after the jump:

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