Lexington, KY – It's happened before and now it's happening again. Members of a Lexington church have severed ties with the Episcopal church USA and the Lexington diocese.
Some 80% of the members in attendance voted January 16th at the Church of the Apostles' congregational meeting to separate from the Episcopal church.
The Reverend Martin Gornik, the congregation's minister, says the congregation met for the first time Sunday as Apostles Anglican Church.
The church was started 8 years ago in south Lexington.
Gornik says the congregation couldn't find a way to stay and hold their conviction.
The Episcopal Church has experienced controversy since 2003 when Lexington native Gene Robinson, an openly gay priest, was appointed bishop of New Hampshire.