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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 05, 2003
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Minneapolis: Tamala Edwards) The roller coaster day for the Episcopal Church with the election of Gene Robinson as the first openly gay bishop after dismissing sexual harassment allegations made against him featured; details given of the charges brought by David Lewis. [Diocese of western Massachusetts Bishop Gordon SCRUTON†- says there is no necessity to pursue investigations.] [Yesterday, presiding Bishop Frank GRISWOLD†- says questions have been raised about the bishop of New Hampshire.] [Diocese of Rhode Island Bishop Geralyn WOLF†- says without formal charges, how can we go forward.] [Diocese of South Carolina spokesman Kendall HARMON†- comments on the question of Internet linkages to pornographic Websites.] [Diocese of Virginia Rev. Martyn MINNS†, Robinson supporter Jacqueline CHERRY†- offer different reactions.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(New York: Dan Harris) The background to the allegations against Robinson examined; details given of the unanswered questions about Lewis & about Robinson's link to the Website linked to pornography. [In Manchester, Vermont, two NEIGHBORS, family friend Lou MIDURA†- support Lewis.] [Outright board member Martha YEAGER†- comments on the nature of conflict.] The contentious nature of the issue of homosexuality in American religion noted.

Vargas, Elizabeth;
Edwards, Tamala;
Harris, Dan

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