[The Bristol Press] April 13, 2005--Acceptance of a gay bishop by Connecticut Episcopal Bishop Andrew D. Smith is threatening to rive a Bristol congregation from the church. Its priest, threatened with removal, contemplates leaving.
One suspects that Andrew Smith may be threatening the six orthodox priests in the Diocese of Connecticut with inhibition and deposition in order to drive them and their congregations out of the Episcopal Church. What happened to the Panel of Review that the primates called for their Communique? Why has one not been appointed? Even if the Panel of Review had been appointed by now, one suspects that it could do little to help the Connecticut six and their congregations. One, however, must question the delay in its appointment.