Charges Against +Mark Lawrence Dismissed

November 29, 2011

The Episcopal News Service reports:

The Episcopal Church’s Disciplinary Board for Bishops Nov. 28 said it cannot certify that Diocese of South Carolina Bishop Mark Lawrence has abandoned the communion of the church.

“Based on the information before it, the board was unable to make the conclusions essential to a certification that Bishop Lawrence had abandoned the communion of the church,” the Rt. Rev. Dorsey F. Henderson Jr., board president, said in a statement e-mailed to Lawrence and reporters. (Henderson said he informed Lawrence of the board’s conclusion by telephone as well.)

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One response to Charges Against +Mark Lawrence Dismissed

  1. Of course the disciplinary board “operates confidentially,” Bp. Henderson. It’s the only way to blast someone without actually taking responsibility for your accusations. I mean, that’s what Christ built the Church on, right? Sneaky accusations, investigations, and lawsuits, all signed off on by anonymous voters. Well, at least you’re not fence-sitting anymore. Having been a parishioner in the Upper Diocese of SC, even my head was starting to spin during that balancing act.