Episcopalian Conservative Disenchanted with Church
I am a longtime Episcopalian and recognize that the Episcopal Church as a whole is liberal leaning, but since our church is in a conservative town, it's been tolerable on a local level.
However, this healthcare mandate has upset me greatly. Although the Episcopal Church per se is standing solidly on the fence, I am very unsettled that they have not come out in defense of the Catholics and the First Amendment. I have discussed this with our local rector and he has made it clear that he supports the Obama administration's assault on our Constitution.
Our family is very involved in our church, so it's a huge decision, but I am leaning towards leaving. The problem is that I can't figure out where else to go! I've reached out the Catholic Church and they have been very responsive, but I'm not comfortable with the idea of converting (not to mention that the Catholic Church is also a proponent of "social justice.")
I feel so lost. Is there a denomination out there that espouses conservative values? I am used to a "high church" and can not handle Baptist-type preaching. I just don't know what to do.
Answer by CandE
I wrote this in a comment already, but I'll try it here as an answer.
If you're open to non-orthodox Christianity, I suggest the LDS church (aka Mormon). Politics is never discussed over the pulpit, but members are very conservative. I'm not sure what you mean by "high church", but services are reverent and include prayer, hymns, sacrament (aka communion), and talks given by members. No fiery preaching, shouting, or bands. You can learn about worship services and find a local congregation here.
Answer by Joseph Stanko
You don't need to convert to Catholicism to attend Mass. Communion is reserved for Catholics in full communion with the Church, but otherwise all are welcome to attend and pray with us. No one will corner you and try to talk you into converting.
In fact most parishes are much larger than typical Protestant congregations, so for better or for worse most likely no one will notice you are there unless you bother to introduce yourself. Since you're very involved in your current church I presume you're looking for more involvement than that, but my point is you are welcome to come and "audit the class" so to speak for as long as you like if that would help you decide.