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Breaking News: St. Pauls Montvale Update

Sources close to the matter tell Anglican Watch that the court hearing on criminal charges involving Jeff Piatt and other former St. Paul’s Montvale members has been continued until September 28. The charges filed allegedly include defiant trespass. Anglican Watch believes that the news may indicate that the defendants are planning to file pleadings in the matter. However, as Jeff Piatt… Read More »

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Breaking News: ESN Demands Explanation for Refusal to Discipline Adulterous Priest

The Episcopal Survivors Network, which shares several staffers with this publication, today issued the following press release regarding the outrageous conduct on the part of Bishop Susan Goff, Title IV intake officer the Rev. Sven van Baars, and other diocesan officials in responding to allegations of adultery by the Rev. Dr. Tom Simmons, rector of St. Peter’s in… Read More »

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And this just in: The Episcopal Church gets more sobering news from the book of numbers

By Dr. Brian Burge, used with permission. Original at https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2022/7/27/and-this-just-in-the-episcopal-church-gets-more-sobering-news-from-the-book-of-numbers My very first experience with The Episcopal Church (TEC) was on a youth group mission trip to Huntsville, Ala. We were with a group called World Changers, which was an evangelical organization that helped organize free labor from young people for individuals who did not have the ability… Read More »

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Episcopal Survivors Network Condemns Episcopal Connection with Torture

The Episcopal Survivors Network, which shares several team members with this publication, today sent out a press release on the connection between St. Paul’s Alexandria and so-called enhanced interrogation techniques. The latter, considered torture by many, were deployed as part of the so-called war on terror. The release omitted mention of sexual abuse of prisoners, which may or… Read More »

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BREAKING NEWS: Diocese of Virginia Again Violates Church Canons; The Rev. Dr. Tom Simmons Busted for Adultery

You know things have gotten bad when the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia tacitly approves of adultery. And so it is with allegations that The Rev. Dr. Tom Simmons, rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal in Purcellville, himself married to Tait North Simmons (daughter of Iran-Contra figure Ollie North), has committed adultery with the wife of Tom K. a member of Warrenton Presbyterian. Below, we… Read More »

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Episcopal Diocese of Virginia Bishop Consecration Opposed by LGBT Advocates

LGBTQ advocates have announced their opposition to plans to hold the consecration of The Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson at The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, located in Henrico, Virginia. The event, set for December 3, 2022 at 11 a.m., will include multiple Episcopal bishops, dignitaries, and church members. During the service, Episcopal bishops will continue the ancient tradition of… Read More »

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Breaking News: IRS Involved in St. Paul’s Montvale Situation

Anglican Watch has confirmed from sources close to the matter that the IRS has received a written complaint and documentation of questionable practices on the part of Beth Abrahamson and Jeff Piatt during their time with St. Paul’s Montvale. The news follows the church’s annual episcopal visitation, in which the bishop of Newark joined the parish. Abrahamson is Piatt’s… Read More »

Spotlight on Abuse: Anglican Priest Alan Sapsford

In 2002, allegations emerged that Alan Sapsford, an Anglican priest in Australia, had sexually assaulted women and at least 30 altar boys at a parish in Seymour, north of Melbourne. He had served the parish for 30 years prior to his retirement in 1996. A candidate for ordination complained to the church about being sexually abused by Sapsford, who… Read More »

Spotlight on Abuse: Anglican Priest David Valencia

David Valencia, originally from Chile, was arrested in 2003 for sexually abusing a teenaged girl he had been counseling while serving as assistant rector of the non-denominational Christ Church of Grove Farm, Pa. Valencia’s ordination was controversial, as Episcopal Bishop Duncan of the Diocese of Pittsburgh had refused on the basis that Valencia was no longer an Episcopalian.… Read More »

Spotlight on Abuse: Anglican Priest The Rev. Robin Everett

In July 2003, Robin Everett, former vicar of St Edward King and Martyr Church in Castle Donington, Leicestershire UK, was sentenced to five years in jail for sexually abusing two girls 20 years earlier. Some of the abuse occurred in the church’s vestry. During sentencing, the judge said: “It was a gross abuse of trust as a parish… Read More »

Spotlight on Abuse: Major Anglican Abuse Scandal in Australia

In 2003, South Australian police announced a major investigation into child sexual abuse within the Anglican Church. At least 217 victims were identified, and 48 potential offenders. Nine offenders were ultimately arrested, although a number of victims and potential perpetrators already had died. Two of the offenders were prior clergy. On June 11, 2004, Archbishop Ian George resigned… Read More »

Another Lame Lambeth Points to a New Future for Anglicanism

True to form, the recent Lambeth Conference again brought to the fore conflicts over same-sex marriage and human sexuality. The fault lines were as expected, with the Global South Fellowship of Anglican Churches (GSFA), pressing hard to force other provinces to ban same-sex marriage, while progressive provinces artfully pushed for an agreement to disagree. And the result was… Read More »

Ted Haggard Back to His Old Tricks

Reprinted with permission from my dear friend Dee Parsons’ blog, Wartburg Watch. Recall that Haggard claimed to be healed of his same-sex desires. Apparently, not so much, even as he allegedly adds methamphetamines to the sordid mix. “Methamphetamine is a hideous drug. Meth makes a person paranoid, violent, and aggressive – making them a serious threat to society… Read More »