Wednesday, 14 January 2004

plot to supplant ECUSA

The Washington Post has revealed details of the plot by the American Anglican Council for the Network of Anglican Communion Dioceses and Parishes to supplant ECUSA as the globally-recognised Anglican jurisdiction in the USA.

Plan to Supplant Episcopal Church USA Is Revealed

Episcopalians who oppose the consecration of a gay bishop are preparing to engage in widespread disobedience to church law in 2004, according to a confidential document outlining their strategy.
The document makes clear that despite their public denials of any plan to break away from the 2.3 million-member Episcopal Church USA, leaders of the traditionalist camp intend to severely challenge the authority of Episcopal bishops, and expect that both civil lawsuits and ecclesiastical charges against dissenting priests will result.

The full text of the strategy document described in the article can be found here.

Update: for follow-up press coverage on this, and other regular reports of Anglican news, go here

Posted by Simon Sarmiento on Wednesday, 14 January 2004 at 4:09pm GMT | TrackBack
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There's an article on MSN Slate about this as well entitled "Where Anglicans Fear To Tread" by Beliefnet senior producer Deborah Caldwell. I suspect her long-term predictions about the fate of the ECUSA are probably pretty close to correct on this...
"Link to article here":http://slate.msn.com/id/2093811/

Posted by: David Huff on Thursday, 15 January 2004 at 3:05pm GMT