A Christian Post Story on the Diocese of South Carolina Developments

Posted by Kendall Harmon

"The Episcopal Church took unnecessary and illegitimate action against us which triggered our own previously agreed upon actions and caused us to withdraw to protect ourselves and our Gospel witness," said [Kendall] Harmon.

The Rev. Canon Jim Lewis, spokesman for the diocese, explained to The Christian Post that there "is no explicitly described process in the national canons of the Church" regarding the process of dismissal for a diocese.

"Our Diocesan canons give the Bishop the absolute authority to interpret the canons. At the express written request of the Standing Committee, our bishop was asked to answer that question," said Lewis. "His determination ruled that the Board of Directors of the Diocese does indeed have the authority to make that decision on behalf of the Diocese."

Read it all.

Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalEpiscopal Church (TEC)Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts SchoriTEC BishopsTEC ConflictsTEC Conflicts: South CarolinaTEC Polity & Canons* South Carolina* Theology

1 Comments
Posted October 20, 2012 at 7:30 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. New Reformation Advocate wrote:

A very good report, with some wonderful quotes from leaders in DSC.  I’m glad Kendall’s humility didn’t keep him from posting this, since he is one of those quoted.

Well done, Kendall!

David Handy+

October 20, 11:53 am | [comment link]
Registered members must log in to comment.




Next entry (above): Church Times article on the Action Taken Against S.C. Bishop Lawrence and its Results

Previous entry (below): A Prayer to Begin the Day

Return to blog homepage

Return to Mobile view (headlines)