ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 17, 1976
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(Studio) At Episcopal Church convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota, house of deputies concurs with house of bishops that women may be ordained as priests.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Vote means those who want to ordain women can, but don't have to do so; importance to other religions closely tied to Episcopalians noted. Opponents to action not comforted by vote. [PRIEST - cites scripture.] Others argue society different now than in Christ's times. [2nd PRIEST - says to him central issue is whether or not women are human beings, if they're equal children of God.] Next year will tell if action will divide Episcopal Church.
REPORTER: Greg Dobbs
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