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Episcopal Church at a Crossroads

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Episcopal Church at a Crossroads

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Episcopal Church at a Crossroads

Episcopal Church at a Crossroads

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Next Sunday, Gene Robinson will officially become the first openly gay bishop in the history of the Episcopal Church. Robinson's supporters say the church is following God's lead, and embracing those who have been shunted to the margins. Critics fear Robinson's consecration will lead to schism. NPR's Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports.

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