BREAKING NEWS: Ft. Worth Appeals for Relief
The fallout has begun. The Episcopal Diocese of Ft. Worth is appealing to the Archbishop of Canterbury for immediate Alternative Oversight. The following was just read on the floor of the General Convention’s House of Deputies (Again, this is a rough transcript.):
The bishop and the standing committee of the Diocese of Ft. Worth appeal to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primates and the Panel of Reference for immediate alternative Primatial Oversight and Pastoral care.
Stand Firm gets the scoop on this story.
UPDATE: Here's a more exact version of the statement, courtesy of Virtue Online:
The Bishop and Standing Committee of the Diocese of Fort Worth appeal in good faith to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the primates of the Anglican Communion, and the Panel of Reference for immediate alternative primatial oversight and pastoral care, following the election of Katharine Jefferts Schori as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church.
This action is taken as a cooperative member of the Anglican Communion Network in light of the Windsor Report and its recommendation.
UPDATE 2: The Diocese of Ft. Worth has posted a statement on this.