Breakaway Anglicans Set Up New Province; They Want a More Conservative Option to the Episcopal Church
Brumley, Jeff, The Florida Times Union
Byline: JEFF BRUMLEY
Thousands of lay people, clergy and bishops met in Texas last week to create the Anglican Church in North America, an organization envisioned by members as a more theologically conservative alternative to the Episcopal Church.
Among the founders was the Rev. Neil Lebhar, a Jacksonville priest and a leader of the regional movement of theological conservatives out of the denomination after an openly gay bishop was elected in New Hampshire in 2003.
With its archbishop and church laws now established, the new group represents a clean break with the past for former Episcopalians, Lebhar said.
"For the average person in the pew, I'd …
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