In advance of his defrocking Thursday by Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church officials, embattled Pastor Frank Schaefer joined MSNBC host Chris Matthews and retired Episcopal Church Bishop Gene Robinson on Hardball Wednesday night to make his case.
By Jeff Walton (@JeffreyHWalton) Is the Washington National Cathedral the spiritual center of the nation? In the mind of the liberal Episcopal cathedral’s new dean, it should be. Such an assertion would surprise many of America’s churchgoers, the vast majority of whom are not even Oldline Protestants, let alone Episcopalians. But since assuming leadership of […]
The story of Church of the Good Shepherd in Binghamton, New York is widely known: the parish decided in 2007 to leave the Episcopal Church, offering to pay $150,000 to the Diocese of Central New York for the small 130-year-old property. Rather than negotiate a payment from the departing Anglicans, the diocese opted to sell […]