wow. of course, everyone knew this day was coming, sooner or later. but it’s still wild. all of the episcopal churches in “the diocise of california” (one of many diocese in california), as of saturday, are outside of the episcopal church.
Delegates voted 173-22 for secession, far more than the two-thirds majority needed. They later voted to align the 8,800-member diocese with the conservative Anglican Church of the Southern Cone, based in South America.
this saddens me. while i’m not an episcopalian, what i have loved about them, as i have gotten to know them here in the states and in the UK a bit, is the diversity they have within their midst, and that their “communion” has been held together on things other than a boundary of theology.
but, i know change happens, and this is part of life i embrace. so there we have it. but, certainly, this is a tipping point in a larger change in the face of protestantism in america.
i keep making corrections to this little post, as readers nudge me toward the actual facts (many of which i originally butchered).