A nomination for paragraph of the day:
The last Episcopal church planted in the Jackson Purchase, the one planted in 1980, experienced a church split following the election and consecration of Gene Robinson as the Bishop of New Hampshire. The group of conservative Episcopalians that broke away from the congregation affiliated with one of the Continuing Anglican jurisdictions. This group has experienced a number of splits of its own since that time and has been affiliated with three different Continuing Anglican jurisdictions. The Jackson Purchase’s two Continuing Anglican churches trace their origins to this group.
That’s from the conservative blog Anglicans Ablaze.
At the time of the formation of the Anglican Church in North America evangelicals were urged to overcome their misgivings and vote for the draft constitution and canons. What troubled them, they were told, could be fixed later. Later has come and gone and none of the things that caused them misgivings have been fixed. To put it plainly, they were duped.
One possible solution is to reorganize the Anglican Church in North America into two provinces. They would share the same name and the same geographic territory but would have entirely different doctrinal foundations, structures, forms of government, bishops, and rites and services. One province would be essentially the present ACNA; the other province would be more classically Anglican, faithful to the teaching of the Bible, loyal to the doctrine and principles of the Anglican formularies, and committed to the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
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Posted by John B. Chilton