An AP Story—S.C. Bishop said to have abandoned Episcopal church

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The Episcopal Church is alleging that Bishop Mark Lawrence has abandoned the church through his leadership of the Diocese of South Carolina that has distanced itself from the national church because of its policies of ordaining gay bishops and sanctioning same-sex unions.

Lawrence was contacted last week by the Disciplinary Board for Bishops of the national church. The letter said the board had evidence establishing the "abandonment of the doctrine, discipline and worship of the Episcopal Church."

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)TEC BishopsTEC ConflictsTEC Conflicts: South CarolinaTEC Polity & Canons* South Carolina

Posted October 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. St. Nikao wrote:

The secular press does not understand that it is The Episcopal Church that has
1. Abandoned the doctrine, discipline and worship of the Episcopal Church
2. Violated its Constitution and canons. 
3. Illegally deposed over 400 clergy for disagreement with the pansexualist agenda. 
4. Abandoned the Church’s highest law: Scripture and with that, the Commandments of God as well as natural law, God’s design for marriage and the sexes. 
5. Abandoned the the basic doctrines of Anglicanism, the Formulary.
5. Reverted to the ancient worship of Baal, Molech and the gods of the Philistines, Moabites, Canaanites, Jebusites, Assyrian, Egypt, etc.,
6. Mis-used God’s Name and Christ’s Church for their own political purposes.
6. Committed heresies and apostasies listed HERE:
and HERE:
7. Willfully gone headlong and headstrong along the road to schism over two decades trying to defend the indefensible after being warned at every meeting.

October 5, 6:13 pm | [comment link]
2. Choir Stall wrote:

Gee…I wonder who rushed this story out to AP…could it beeeeee…815?

October 5, 6:21 pm | [comment link]
3. Henry Greville wrote:

When I was in seminary, a leading feminist scholar-priest of the Episcopal Church taught us that “the doctrine, discipline, and worship” of the Episcopal Church meant - for anyone in Holy Orders - following the current Book of Common Prayer and appointed Lectionary. Additionally for deacons and priests was the obligation to respect the authority of one’s diocesan bishop. And that was it! So now I have to ask, who do the Presiding Bishop and Executive Council think they are!?

October 5, 6:57 pm | [comment link]
4. jkc1945 wrote:

There is a vivid description in the Old Testament of the Shekinah Glory of God leaving the Temple in disgust. 
If TEC doesn’t tread with holy caution, the Holy Spirit might well choose to do that.

October 5, 7:51 pm | [comment link]
5. Kendall Harmon wrote:

I see The State, the largest paper in South Carolina, has run with the AP story this morning:

October 6, 7:25 am | [comment link]
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