The 96th Thesis, and Ensuing Divorce
Read Laurie Goodstein's article on the secession of a San Joaquin diocese from the Episcopal Church. To me, their move is somewhat reminiscent of 'nailing one's issues to the door', and I wonder if it's right. It certainly does not present a good front for the Body of Christ as a whole, but let's leave that out for a moment (especially in lieu of the lack of necessity for all righteous action to be peaceable).
What could one do, in their position, except secede at this time? Given the structure of the Episcopal Church, it seems difficult to initiate a vote of No Confidence (of sorts) considering Bishop Schori's 'Get Over It' approach to her recent promotion.
Another question: What sort of opportunity does this present believers?