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Bob Duncan rides into the sunset

Bob Duncan rides into the sunset

Peter Smith of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:

Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America have elected a Georgia-based bishop to succeed their founding archbishop, Robert Duncan of Pittsburgh, the church announced Sunday.


Bishop Foley Beach of the Diocese of the South, based in suburban Atlanta, was elected at the conclusion of a three-day conclave held by the bishops at St. Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe.

Beach, who is rector of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, GA, graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the School of Theology at the University of the South, and Georgia State University.

We don’t know much about the archbishop elect. What can you tell us about Foley Beach folks? What memories do his Sewanee classmates have?

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Leonardo Ricardo

I remember reading that +bob/Pittsburgh (deposed) arranged a luxury home and pension for himself BEFORE he left TEC. Didn’t his excavation team preplan for his comfy/soft landing AFTER the anti-LGBTI mischiefmaking? Perhaps I am wrong but I think he insured his own comfort before throwing Episcopalians out of their parish homes…a cunning plan as it turns out.

Ronald Caldwell

So far, all that has appeared on the Internet is how and why he left the Episcopal Church. So that is apparently his claim to fame–that he left TEC. In fact, that is the only common tie the folks at ACNA have. They are the anti-Episcopal Church. All of their other positions are divided all over the map. A negative is not a positive way to build any institution. This one too. It is doomed to failure. Interesting to note that Mark Lawrence in South Carolina has kept ACNA at arm’s length. He refuses to join them. SC is the only one of the 5 bolting dioceses to refused to join ACNA, even though he and Bob Duncan are old friends from Pitt. days.

Richard III

I’ve wondered if Bob has any qualms about receiving a pension from an evil entity like TEC or if he cashed out years ago, providing there is a possibility for doing such a thing.

Richard Warrem

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