Besides being conduct unbecoming of a church, this action is a violation of the guarantee of the right of free speech found in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
House of Bishops
My principal concern was to not leave unchallenged the assertion that the Episcopal Church is a unitary hierarchical organism at all levels, and that the dioceses are entirely creatures of General Convention.
To date, I have not seen a copy of the “complaint,” nor do I know who issued it, or what it says.
By Ephraim Radner
The role of bishops is now itself a part of the struggle for the Episcopal Church’s faithful mission.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori responds to news of Bonnie Anderson not seeking re-election as president of General Convention’s House of Deputies.