Saturday, June 16, 2012

US Anglican priest arrested for traveling to meet minor for sex

Investigators in Orange County said a man arrested for traveling to meet up with what he thought was a minor for sex is a father, teacher and Episcopalian priest.

According to investigators, Brian Gerald Shriner sparked up a conversation in May with an undercover Orange County sheriff's detective posing as a minor online.

They agreed to meet up Friday morning in Winter Springs. But when Shriner showed up, he was arrested.

Investigators said Shriner is a teacher at The Geneva School in Orlando, and assists as a priest at New Covenant Anglican Church in Winter Springs. The Geneva School now says Shriner has been fired. Read more

Diocese of Central Florida Bishop responds to investigation of priest
New Covenant Anglican Church is affiliated with the Anglican Mission in the Americas according to its website. Shriner may be incorrectly identified as an Episcopalian priest. However, he is not listed as a member of the church staff on the website. There is the possibility that he may not have formally transferred to the AMiA. 

1 comment:

Charlie J. Ray said...

The rector at New Covenant is Carl Buffington. I've visited there many times. It's a "conservative" charismatic church that dumbs down doctrine, etc. Evangelical liberalism is something like "broad church" in the old lingo.