Isn't it the same as someone in a United Way office who leaves to work in the Salvation Army?
The United Way member/employee, in leaving, cannot take furniture or bank accounts or office building on his or her way to the Salvation Army -- no matter what the reason for leaving. Nor can that employee kick and scream that the United Way officials are mean spirited because they won't negotiate over the building, bank accounts and furniture!
If people want to leave the Episcopal Church for any reason whatsoever, let them leave -- but it is unseemly and irresponsible for them to demand a "negotiation" over assets they are abandoning in their leaving.
It is also irresponsible to toss around charges of "threatening" and "intimidation" when our Presiding Bishop explains the consequences of the actions being threatened by bishops like Duncan, Iker, Schofield and others.
In the real world, when an executive informs others about the likely consequences of the actions they are contemplating against the organization, that is called "common courtesy."
Precisely. Couldn't have said it better myself! So please consider this my response to those commenting on the "Say What?" post from yesterday.
And while the plot of "The Anglican World Turns" continues to thicken this weekend, we're taking a break from things-Anglican and heading off to a Presidential Forum on Global Warming being held here in L.A. this afternoon.
I understand it's "full up" but if you're interested you can watch it online here beginning at 2pm Pacific.
All for now. Later, alligators!