SC Ready to Secede Again?
I argued against consenting to his election ... on the first and second go-rounds, because I saw documents that persuaded me he was a secessionist and duplicitous. The documentation is there to support that claim. He changed his nomination forms in response to someone who told him how to do it.
Mark Lawrence is a smart man. You would think that he has seen and analyzed the court actions ... which have ruled time after time that a diocese cannot remove itself from the Episcopal Church. Surely he's not so silly as to believe he can succeed where Iker, Schofield, and all the others have failed.
Is he going on retreat to "seek God's face"? Or is he going to find the best lawyers he can find?
I hope he will return from his "retreat" with a determination to stay in the Episcopal Church and be a part of the "loyal minority." I could respect that, for I suspect the tide will turn one day, and I will find myself in the minority. Even if he returns declaring me a heretic and abomination, I could stand that. But if he decides to "pull an Iker," then I hope the Presiding Bishop and House of Bishops will come down on him with the fiercest hob-nailed boots they can procure.