[Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh] 10 Oct 2008--Editor's Note: Standing Committee President David Wilson has responded on behalf of that body to letters all Standing Committee members received from the Rev. Dr. Jim Simons demanding they repudiate the October 4 decision of the diocesan convention to align with The Province of The Southern Cone. The Standing Committee also voted on October 8 to elect the Rev. Michael Wurschmidt, rector and senior pastor of Shepherd's Heart Fellowship in Pittsburgh, to serve the remainder of Dr. Simons' term.
The text of the Fr. Wilson's letter to Dr. Simons follows.