While it has been reprinted verbatim on numerous web sites, I would humbly offer the following observations concerning the gross inaccuracies propagated in the press release. Perhaps some publishers might consider a few editorial emendations, just for fun.
|Bishop Mark J. Lawrence|
2) References to Bishop Lawrence and the clergy and parishes under his authority as a "breakaway group" are simply inaccurate on their face. In actuality, those clergy and parishes who have followed after the apostate national "church" are the "breakaway goup." They have separated themselves from the established diocese and formed a rogue diocese under a fauxilliary bishop.
3) As I have pointed out before, there is no such entity as "The Episcopal Church in South Carolina." That name is a front for a lawless national organization bent on taking control of a legally constituted local entity. It has no legal standing to take action against a legally recognized ecclesiastical entity or any of that entity's legally recognized leaders. For this and countless other reasons, the lawsuit is without merit and should be dismissed out of hand.
A.S. Haley, far more knowledgeable of canon law than I, has more here.