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Could Gays Split Some Churches?

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Rev. Gene Robinson was approved last week as the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop.

By Hillary Wicai, KWMU

St. Louis, MO –

One week ago today, the Episcopal Church concluded its General Convention in Minneapolis.

At the meeting, church leaders and lay delegates of the 2.3 million-member U.S. denomination approved the church's first openly gay bishop. It was a move many said would lead to schism in the church.

KWMU's Hillary Wicai reports theologians and other churches are watching Episcopalians and wondering which denomination will tackle the issue next, and why the issue of homosexuality could have the power to split a church.

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