Steve Juett, senior warden of the Church of the Holy Spirit, said the
decision to leave the Episcopal Church
was not based solely on the gaybishop issue, but was the culmination of many things over many years.
"We feel that the Episcopal Church
is moving away from the orthodoxteachings of the Anglican Communion," Juett
The approval of the Rev. V. Gene Robinson, a non-celibate gay man, as theEpiscopal bishop of New Hampshire nearly two years ago was "probably thefinal straw," he
Faulkner and Juett
both said Moody had been gracious and understanding and
"Faulkner and Juett
[Wardens of Holy Spirit] both said Moody had been gracious and understanding and that the separation had been amicable."