I’m Henery the Eighth I am

Over at Insight Scoop there’s a post called Rebuked about the apparent impending schism between the US Episcopal church and the rest of the Anglican church. In the post there is the aside I suppose that Ms. Russell and Co. could form a new denomination based on their decision to follow their sexual desires. Is there historical precedence for such a thing?

I’m not sure if this is what the author was alluding to, but my immediate thought was that yes, there is historical precedent. The Anglican church itself was founded over just such an issue: Henry VIII of England wanted some nookie that the Pope said he couldn’t have, so Henry made up a new church with himself as a replacement pope and then ruled that he was entitled to said nookie (Anne Boleyn) after all.

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