I’m Off To Standing Committee This Morning; Much Buzz

It will, of course, not be pretty for reasons completely unrelated to the current unpleasantness. However, I’m sure the current unpleasantness will make things all the worse.

I really haven’t felt much like blogging about the Anglican Crisis (TM) lately. Litigation continues apace, with the Attorney General of Viriginia siding with CANA and filing a brief under his duty to argue the constitutionality of all Virginia statutes. My advice? Contact you local legislator and get Virginia’s division statute passed in your state – if it is Constitutional, it effectively prohibits the judiciary from using the hierarchical church theory in a church property dispute involving a church split involving more than one parish vs. the rest of the church, like the current unpleasantness.

Bishop Schofield has now been inhibited. I find this insignificant inasmuch as he has left the building, so to speak. Some are angry because Bishop Wimberly let this go forward, saying he should have voted “no” or resigned. I’m frankly not sure how I feel about this. However, I think this means TEC no longer recognizes the Southern Cone – what do you think?

The Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in Jerusalem this summer will surely be significant, and I should have some news soon on some possible attendees.

5 Responses to “I’m Off To Standing Committee This Morning; Much Buzz”


  1. 1 Alice C. Linsley January 14, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks for the good legal advice, Brad. Will your bill be in the mail? 😮

    TEC’s leaders have dug a hole with their inconsistent definitions of “communion” and now find themselves in that hole. But The Anglican Communion will survive. Thanks be to God’s mercy and grace!

  2. 2 R. Scott Purdy January 14, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Yes, Brad, I believe the inhibition of +Schofield from exercising ministerial duties is a statement that E”c”USA (a.k.a. TE”c”) has broken communion with the Province of the Southern Cone. It is not the first such statement, but it is the clearest one to date.
    Since my parish is part of the Diocese of Bolivia (in Chicagoland) I am especially pleased with the growth of our South American Province – however temporary in the process of realigining global, and more particularly North American Anglicanism.

  3. 3 Bill, Jr. January 15, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    The point is JDS has not left the building. If he left the building we would not be having this problem.

  4. 4 descant January 15, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Nah, Fleener the younger, we’d still be having this problem.

    I took a look at your blog. Nice job!

  5. 5 Bill, Jr. January 15, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    He wouldn’t have been inhibited if he didn’t try to be a bishop in two provinces or take the property. If he left and left the treasures behind no title IV action.

    Thanks for the compliment on the Blog that means a lot from you. You have worked hard on yours although not so much lately. I miss reading your stuff even if I rarely agree.


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