It appears a second meeting of bishops following up on the September New York meeting is scheduled for today (November 27th). Not surprisingly, Bishop Iker, on behalf of Bishop Duncan and himself, has said ‘No.” At least he is consistent, having earlier said precisely that he would not attend unless there were specific proposals for
The only thing of much new interest in the letter released by the Diocese of Fort Worth is this:
“We believe the situation has deteriorated significantly in recent weeks with threats of lawsuits against bishops appealing for
I am not sure that what Bishops Iker and Duncan have before them is “posturing.” I hope not. Rather I believe what they are facing is genuine response to their denial of accountability to the offices they hold. Unfortunately, they have been well advised to bring legal counsel. We are down to the end game.
Such legal counsel as they bring need to be clear that bishops in this Church are bishops here by license, based on their oaths at ordination.
Perhaps it is hard for Bishop Iker to actually use the words “Presiding Bishop” or “Presiding Bishop’s staff.” “815” is shorthand, but in this case it is an easy way out. Try saying “representatives from the Presiding Bishop or the General Convention.”