Despite requests from Bishop of NY and the Presiding Bishop not to do so, today the OWS protestors entered the property and were promptly arrested. But they were led by a retired Bishop, George Packard, leadingto this iconic image (from the Lead) . Now there's a Bishop for ya. Nice move, wearing the purple cassock.
You can reasonably argue that just by virtue of being OWS, the protestors don't have the right to seize and occupy private property at their whim. And of course, that's true. But there's more to it than legality, and in this era and at this time, it's past time to ignore legal niceties, and seize an opportunity to be prophetic. Trinity Wall Street could have added a powerful voice to the dispossessed.But instead, it sided with the "1%" which isn't surprising given its incredible wealth. Just like St Paul's Cathedral in London.
Poor Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori hasn't had a good day. I'm afraid her letter to OWS doesn't come out so well, and then it turns out that Sudan has disinvited her from visiting because of those pesky gays.