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Virginia Parishes Struggle to Sever Episcopal Ties

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Virginia Parishes Struggle to Sever Episcopal Ties

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Virginia Parishes Struggle to Sever Episcopal Ties

Virginia Parishes Struggle to Sever Episcopal Ties

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Earlier this month, eight Virginia parishes voted to split from the American Episcopal Church. They were angry over the elevation of the church's first openly gay bishop, and chose to align themselves instead with anti-gay, conservative African bishops.

Now that the decision has been made, the next step may be large legal battles over church property.

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