Tennessee church splits with Episcopalians over homosexuality

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- Most of a congregation in Murfreesboro has left the Episcopal Church over the issue of homosexuality.

The former members of Holy Cross Episcopal Church formed Faith Anglican Fellowship on Sunday, saying the national denomination has strayed from Scripture and its doctrine on the role of Christ and on homosexuality.

The Rev. Frederick Richardson will lead the new church.

Several other congregations have left the national denomination in the wake of the 2003 ordination of its first openly gay bishop.


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