Sunday, December 20, 2009

SC parish looks to leave national Episcopal church

From South Carolina-

Another South Carolina parish has taken steps away from the national Episcopal church over church positions on same-sex unions and ordination of gays.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Saturday that the congregation of St. Andrew's Church in Mount Pleasant voted to align itself with the conservative Anglican Church in North America.

The Diocese of South Carolina is comprised of 75 parishes in the southern and eastern part of the state. In October, the diocese voted to distance itself but not completely split from the national Episcopal Church over concerns

The 2.3 million-member Episcopal church is the U.S. branch of the 77 million-member Anglican Communion.

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