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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jan 10, 2006

Ironic. If an Episcopalian persists in believing what his grandfather, or father, or junior high religion teacher believed about biblical inerrancy and the teleology of the lower intestine, it's he who's squeezed to the margins and must re-brand himself, while the doctrinal innovators inherit the top jobs, the watermarked stationery, and the deeds to the property. This story via Titus One Nine:

BROOKFIELD [Connecticut] The sign at the front of St. Paul's Church changed just a little in recent weeks.

It used to read St. Paul's Episcopal, which is the term used in the United States for churches that belong to the worldwide Anglican community.

Now the sign says St. Paul's Anglican Church. Although the change represents only one fewer letter, it means a whole lot more.

It signals the parish's move away from the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, because of its support of the consecration of Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire in 2003 as the first actively gay bishop.

Note that this is suburban Connecticut, not rural Uganda.

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  • Posted by: Linus682 - Jan. 11, 2006 7:46 PM ET USA

    Changing a few signs on our own might not be a bad idea; say perhaps in Boston, Los Angeles, Washington, Philadelphia etc.