Saturday, November 03, 2007

Schori indicates parity between “being an orthodox faithful bishop and being involved in child molestation” Anderson

[Anglican Mainstream] 3 Nov 2007--Why has Jefferts Schori waited until now to inhibit Bennison and start his trial process? The most probable answer is to convey a picture of evenhandedness - for having signed the Bennison papers she wrote Bishop Duncan of Pittsburgh a threatening letter, letting him know that unless he stopped his diocese from passing a change in their canon law allowing Pittsburgh’s departure, she would inhibit and depose him (although she says it in formal language: “If your course does not change, I shall regrettably be compelled to see that appropriate canonical steps are promptly taken to consider whether you have abandoned the Communion of this Church - by actions and substantive statements, however they may be phrased - and whether you have committed canonical offences that warrant disciplinary action.”)This threat to Bishop Duncan on the eve of his diocesan convention was, I would assert, the reason why Bennison was inhibited at THIS time, so she can say, “See, I am fair - I discipline the bad boys on both sides equally.” What this actually says is fairly horrendous, however. What she is actually saying is that there is parity between being an orthodox, faithful bishop and being involved in child molestation.

Read the whole letter below....

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