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Source: Christian Post
June 26, 2012
By Michael Gryboski , Christian Post Reporter
A lesbian Episcopal priest who was recalled by a diocese in Sudan for her remarks regarding homosexuality has been invited to lead worship at a historic Virginia church.
The Rev. Lauren Stanley, who has frequently argued in favor of LGBT causes in The Episcopal Church, was invited by The Falls Church Episcopal to lead worship next Sunday.
Jeff Walton, Anglican staffer for the Institute on Religion & Democracy, told The Christian Post why the Sudanese Diocese of Renk had her recalled from her position.
"Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul Yak specifically told then-Virginia Bishop Peter Lee to recall her because of her statements at Diocesan Council insisting that the Sudanese didn't care about same-sex relations," said Walton.
"The Episcopal Church of Sudan has been very clear that they adhere to orthodox teaching and are against the normalization of same-sex unions in the Anglican Communion."
The Falls Church Episcopal is a "continuing congregation" of The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Earlier this year, the Virginia Diocese won a years-long legal battle against the departing Falls Church Anglican congregation over possession of the church property. . .
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