The beat goes on. Ten days ago this rally took place on the steps of the state capital after days of media events. The focus is now on
Rather than forming a new denomination outright, this group wishes to create the conditions where they can leave the Episcopal Church with some sense of international legitimacy that previous schisms from the Episcopal Church were not able to obtain. They have one unifying point, and it is not Jesus Christ. They are unified in their opposition to modernism as embodied, for them, in sexuality.
This was a staged political gathering designed for secular media attention in a major media market. Reconciliation is not the goal. They wish to create the conditions for ejection so that they can claim martyrdom.
Episcopal Clergy At Capitol Denounce Church On Gay Issue
May 14 2005
Episcopal clergy from the United States and abroad joined the priests known as the "Connecticut Six" at the state Capitol on Friday to denounce what they called the "false teaching" of the U.S. Episcopal Church on gay issues and to call on its leaders to repent.
Friday's rally culminated two days of activities that included a Thursday night worship service that drew hundreds to
Bishop Robert Duncan of the diocese of
Other visiting bishops included Bishop Donald Harvey of