Tuesday, November 14, 2006

More Troubles for the Episcopalians

There are several intriguing stories over on Virtue Online concerning the problems of Pennsylvania Episcopal Bishop Charles E. Bennison -- problems that are going unresolved and therefore creating a tragic ripple effect for the already troubled denomination. However, the report I found most interesting was David Virtue's detailed review of the 223rd Diocesan Convention in Philadelphia. In that report, David explains the charges against Bennison (especially the financial misappropriations and cover up of his minister brother's sexual abuse) but also shows the resolve of many lay Episcopalians to call the Bishop to account.

The impact of this fight will go way beyond this diocese. Indeed, reading the comments following the story reveals it already has.