While conservatives see themselves as remaining faithful to Anglican tradition and Scripture, they see The Episcopal Church veering further away from the rest of the worldwide communion.
“The Episcopal Church is heading in a direction that’s incompatible with mainstream Anglican convictions and mainstream Christian faith,” Minns told reporters Friday.
This month, Episcopal leaders approved two resolutions that open the ordination process to all baptized members, including practicing homosexuals, and call for the development of liturgical resources for the blessing of same-sex unions.
Those actions, Minns said, takes them “further down the road of apostasy.”
“What comes next is hard to predict but one thing is sure ”“ the leadership of The Episcopal Church has made it very clear that there is no turning back, their ears are closed and their hearts are hardened,” the CANA bishop said in his address Friday at the annual council.