Mt Calvary Lothian MD website

This Confederate statue outside Mt. Calvary Anglican Church in Lothian, Maryland, was pulled down and splashed with red paint last week, according to the Capitol Gazette in nearby Annapolis, which made us wonder what sort of Anglican church would have such a racist display. It turns out that Mt. Calvary joined an “Anglican” splinter group in the 1960s because it objected to the civil rights movement. Now, many affiliations later, the tiny congregation adheres to the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, the Hymnal 1940, and objects to women priests and LGBTs. Church leaders are quick to point out that the statue is privately owned, though it sits on their land at the entrance to the church, and this photo of Johnny Reb is the lead-in on their homepage. (parish photo)

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