Episcopalians Dissent Over Gay Bishop

January 21, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle


On January 21, 2004 The Houston Chronicle reported that "dissident Episcopalians upset over the consecration of a gay bishop formed an unprecedented national protest group Tuesday -- a network of conservatives who pledged to work with each other and oppose church leadership. Yet the creation of the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes stopped short of a schism with the Episcopal Church, raising the prospect of church-by-church fights for authority and control... The organization's founding charter, approved by about 100 delegates from 12 dioceses and other parts of the nation, said decisions by the Episcopal Church 'have departed from the historic faith and order and have brought immense harm.'"