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John Kasich, Anglican

March 22, 2016

john-kasich-mug_5fea106e0eb494469a75e60d8f2b18ea.nbcnews-fp-320-320AS USUAL, the Revd Jordan Hylden has written an excellent piece for the Living Church’s Covenant blog. As Hylden notes, John Kasich, governor of Ohio and presidential candidate, whose faith was renewed in the Episcopal Church in the 1980s, is no longer an Episcopalian. Instead, he is a member of St. Augustine’s Church in Westerville, Ohio, a parish of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). As Hylden writes,

But it does bother me to think that a man like Kasich apparently felt like there was not space for him in the Episcopal Church. And it led me to wonder: Given Kasich’s moderate conservative politics — none of the Trumpian “build the wall” stuff, open to Obama’s Medicaid expansion, and strongly pro-life out of the Christian call to care for the poor and the weak, believes in traditional marriage but thinks that after Obergefell it’s time for politics to move on — in how many of our parishes would a guy like him feel at home? I do not know the answer to that. But I wonder.

We have wondered, too.

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