Religion: Creeds: How Irrevocable?

"Terrible equivocation . . . pious religious jargon . . . long-winded double-talk . . ." With these epithets an Episcopal minister defied the rules of his church and sprayed scorn upon his bishops' attempt to guide their faithful.

The Rev. Edward O. Miller, 45, of Manhattan's prestigious St. George's Church on East 16th Street announced from his pulpit last week that he refused to read the 4,000-word pastoral letter prepared by the Episcopal House of Bishops at its meeting in Dallas last month. Canon law demands that within one month after it has been received, a pastoral letter must be read...

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