Why are conservative Episcopalians shocked?

From Agape Press:

“Connecticut’s Bishop Andrew Smith recently made an unannounced visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Bristol and temporarily suspended Rector Mark Hansen from all of his activities as a priest. With the help of 12 assistants, the bishop dismantled the church’s website, hacked into its computers, and gained access to financial records. Smith then proceeded to install a homosexual-affirming female priest as pastor of the parish.”

Episcopal conservatives are shocked. But why should they be? This is what hierarchy is all about. Either you toe the line or you’re out. Ask the Southern Baptists who had all their professors sign a doctrinal statement.

When you get away from following exactly what the Lord Jesus says in his word, anything goes. Including illegal breaking and entering.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

What do you think?