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Remembering John Shelby Spong, Episcopal bishop and LGBTQ champion

In 1977, Spong became one of the first American bishops to ordain a woman into the clergy. In 1989, he was the first to ordain an openly gay man. Spong died Sept. 12. Originally broadcast in 1996.

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Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 1, 2021: Interview with Melvin Van Peebles; Interview with Mario Van Peebles; Interview with Bishop John Shely Spong; Review of the Netflix Series "Maid".

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