Americana: Divine Sense of Humor

Conservative Episcopalians angered by their denomination's decision to ordain women as priests have been quitting the Mother Church to form their own "Anglican Church of North America." Last week members of Good Shepherd, the second oldest Episcopal church in Columbia, S.C., voted 104 to 48 to join the schism. And where will the separatists hold services? At the Young Women's Christian Association in downtown Columbia, that's where. "Maybe this is God's way of underscoring the fact that this is not an antifeminist movement," said Irvin D. Parker, one of the new dissidents. At the very least, somebody has a divine sense...

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