James calls it the Gunfight at the GC corral.
One of the San Diego deputies reports the Fat is in the Fire:
But all hell is breaking loose with the conservatives: the General Synod of the Church of England (CofE) which is also in session, has received a motion to change its recognition from the Episcopal Church to the new break away Anglican Church of North America (ACNA), I understand that it cannot be acted on at this meeting of the Synod, but must wait until the next, whenever that is.
Fortunately Madpriest tells us that "6 bishops and 121 members out of 467 members is no where near enough to carry such a wrong-headed motion."
The SD delegate goes on:
The Archbishop of Canterbury, of the CofE, has publicly regretted the action of the U.S. House of Deputies in adopting DO25 and the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church has responded to the Archbishop by warning the CofE not to stir up schism, declaring it a non-Christian act.What about the liberal arms of the Cof E, and the liberal churches who agree with this? Where are their voices? I'm pretty sure there are a lot of them on the inclusive side..... funny how the conservatives gt all the press.
In the meantime, it continues to be the popular belief that the U.S. House of Bishops will kill DO25. Even Bishop John Chane, liberal and pro-gay, has been quoted as saying that DO25 is not helpful and doubts it will pass the House of Bishops. In my humble opinion, such an act by the bishops would be a PR disaster for them and if not resulting in a public booing, a virtual booing just the same. They will lose great influence with the people. It will change everything.