A May 9 article in The Inquirer reported erroneously that the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem does not permit openly gay or lesbian clergy. The diocese, which has about 60 parishes in 14 counties, ordains gay clergy, and about 10 of its priests and deacons are openly gay or lesbian, according to a diocesan spokesman.

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