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Mark Tooley

By Katherine Weber

An Episcopal church in Pasadena, Calif., has been receiving a rash of hate emails for opening its doors to participants of the upcoming Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Convention in December.

The Rev. Ed Bacon of All Saints Episcopal Church told CBS Los Angeles that the emails are “toxic stuff,” ranging from “scapegoating Muslims, totally misreading what Islam is all about, telling us we can’t call ourselves a Christian body because we’ve allowed Muslims into our church.”

“They’re saying we have abandoned our Christian roots, that we are gullible and being used by terrorists, all of which is totally unfounded,” the Rev. Bacon told CBS.
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