10/21/2012 10:45 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

South Carolina Bishop Mark Lawrence Breaks With Church After Refusing Gay Blessings

An independent news blog for S.C. Episcopalians has reported that S.C. Bishop Mark Lawrence has been temporarily banned from acting as a bishop and priest since a disciplinary board found he has "abandoned" the Episcopal Church Monday.

Subsequently, the bishop revealed that he had plans to break with the national church.

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