Here is an item that may be of interest (and that certainly comes as no surprise). From Episcopal life Online as reported Dec. 8th
Delegates attending the 48th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin on Saturday, December 8, overwhelmingly voted to leave the Episcopal Church and to align with the Anglican Province of the Southern Cone...Although the move makes San Joaquin the first diocese in the nation to complete a legislative process seeking separation from the Episcopal Church, [Bishop John David] Schofield predicted that more dioceses will follow. Flanked by Pittsburgh Bishop Robert Duncan and Bolivia Bishop Frank Lyons from the Southern Cone province, Schofield told a gathering of reporters December 7 that the consecration of an openly gay bishop in 2003 was merely a "flashpoint" for those who had had "enough because of the liberal theology of the Episcopal Church."
"Those who want to remain Episcopalians but reject the biblical standards of morality, the ultimate authority of the Bible, and the biblical revelation of God to us in His Son the only savior of mankind, will in the end be left solely with a name and a bureaucratic structure," he said.
During an exchange of letters prior to convention, Jefferts Schori had advised Schofield that approval of the constitutional changes would "implicitly reject the Church's property and other canons."
Regarding the diocese's intention to affiliate with the Southern Cone, she said: "If you continue along this path…it will be necessary to ascertain whether you have in fact abandoned the communion of this church, and violated your own vows to uphold the doctrine, discipline, and worship of this Church."
...If Schofield is considered to have abandoned the communion of the church, he would have two months to recant his position. Failing to do so, the matter would be referred to the full House of Bishops. If the House were to concur, the Presiding Bishop would depose the bishops and declare the episcopates of those dioceses vacant. Those remaining in the Episcopal Church would be gathered to organize a new diocesan convention and elect a replacement Standing Committee, if necessary.
An assisting bishop would be appointed to provide episcopal ministry until a new diocesan bishop search process could be initiated and a new bishop elected and consecrated.
A lawsuit would be filed against the departed leadership and a representative sample of departing congregations if they attempted to retain Episcopal Church property.
Always the lawsuit. That's a very important part of the religion business in the cult known as The Episcopal Church. Notice that Bishop Schofield has not presented this move as a knee jerk reaction to the Homosexualist heresy. He sees that heresy in its context as the latest phase of a long fought battle, the newest chapter in the story of Revisionism. He is right, and more chapters lie ahead. No doubt the day will come when such heresies as Interspecies Union Blessing will the burning issue, and the conservative Episcopalians will insist that it is time to draw the line. By then Same Sex Blessing will be seen as an adiaphoron, and discussion of that issue will be banned on most threads at a new conservative and "orthodox" blog with a name like "Hold fast that which is good," or something like that.