From the Episcopal News Service, November 28, 2011, reported the conclusion of the disciplinary charges made against the Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence:
“‘Based on the information before it, the board was unable to make the
conclusions essential to a certification that Bishop Lawrence had
abandoned the communion of the church,’ the Rt. Rev. Dorsey F. Henderson
Jr., board president, said in a statement e-mailed to Lawrence and
I am thankful for this. After working 20 years in higher education, I can say that I’ve found (pseudo) liberals (in name only) to be particularly exclusive and spiteful despite their demand for the right of radical “inclusion.” Whether I agree with this bishop is not the point – the point is that if we truly, honestly want a Church in the Anglican tradition of allowance of different perspectives, then he and his diocese have the absolute prerogative to be included. Whether I am personally gleeful, hurt, thankful, angry, or whatever emotion I might have related to their perspective is irrelevant. We are not a fundamentalist Church, whether the fundamentalists are liberal or conservative.