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Episcopal Church / Gay Bishop / Cooperman Interview #734266

CNN Evening News for Monday, Aug 04, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Minneapolis: Susan Candiotti) The chaos over accusations of sexual harassment against Gene Robinson, the openly gay man scheduled to be named a bishop in the Episcopal Church, examined; details given of the harassment claims made by David Lewis† of Vermont & about a Website that links to a pornographic site. [ROBINSON - says gays & lesbians are children of God.] [Presiding Bishop Frank GRISWOLD††- says questions have been raised about the bishop-elect.] [Robinson supporter Susan RUSSELL†, American Anglican Council Rev. David ANDERSON†- offer differing opinions on Robinson.] [Bishops' investigative team Rev. Hays JUNKIN†- comments on the seriousness of the allegations.] What is known about Lewis discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Washington Post" reporter Alan Cooperman† about the Robinson matter. [From Minneapolis, COOPERMAN - says the e-mail from Lewis describes an incident that took place involving Robinson touching him inappropriately in a public setting; states the people at the conference are suspicious about the timing of these allegations; reviews the public debates about Robinson & the "thin" nature of the charges about the Website.]

Brown, Aaron;
Candiotti, Susan

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