Katie Sherrod, over at Desert's Child has just reported that Bishop Iker has been inhibited.That has not yet made the ENS wire.
Bishop Iker expected it, along with almost everyone else. He claims he doesn't care, given that he has left the building. Inhibition is oddly not about the administration of a diocese, but about sacramental ministry. He is prohibited from being bishop in its most important sense. I doubt that he will cease from celebrating the Eucharist, confirming, and ordaining, claiming as he does that he is bishop in another Province. Of course that proves he has abandoned this Church and his unwillingness to adhere to the discipline of the inhibition proves it. Well, there it is.
Here is what Katie Sherrod wrote at about 8 PM EST,
"Jack Iker has been inhibited from sacramental acts by the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. He now has 60 days to recant his abandonment of the Episcopal Church. If he does not change his mind, the House of Bishops will most likely depose him at their next meeting, which means he will no longer be a bishop of the Episcopal Church. This is what has happened with Robert Duncan, former bishop of Pittsburgh; and John David Schofield, former bishop of San Joaquin."
Pray for the people of the Diocese of Fort Worth, for those who have left, for those who remain, for Bishop Iker and for those wo will continue in his absence to be the Episcopal Church Diocese of Fort Worth.