Last week, in retaliation for his stance against homosexuality and the ordination of a homosexual bishop, the Episcopal church ecclesiastical powers banned Bishop John-David Schofield from practicing his duties as head of the San Joaquin diocese.
“He was aware of the consequences of his action, warned repeatedly, and there comes a time when it is important for the church to hold its own leadership accountable,” said the Rev. Canon Charles Robertson. “This allows him time to recant and to steer off this course.”
The diocese issued a statement which read in part: “It is the primary duty of bishops to guard the faith and Bishop Schofield has been continually discriminated against for having done so. How is it that over 60 million Anglicans worldwide can be wrong and a few hundred thousand in the American Church can claim to be right?”