"[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on January 11 inhibited Diocese of San Joaquin Bishop John-David Schofield.
"In the text of the inhibition, Jefferts Schori wrote: "I hereby inhibit the said Bishop Schofield and order that from and after 5:00 p.m. PST, Friday, January 11, 2008, he cease from exercising the gifts of ordination in the ordained ministry of this Church; and pursuant to Canon IV.15 I order him from and after that time to cease all 'episcopal, ministerial, and canonical acts, except as relate to the administration of the temporal affairs of the Diocese of San Joaquin,' until this Inhibition is terminated pursuant to Canon IV.9(2) or superseded by decision of the House of Bishops."So, she is saying, "You can't quit! I fire you!" She is also saying that the majority vote of the people in San Joaquin means nothing. Her "church" is a dictatorship. The threat of lawsuits has been repeated, once again showing the TEC disdain for the Windsor Report and the communiqué from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I am sure that the new Southern Cone diocese of San Joaquin, and their bishop, have no plans to treat Ms. Schori as if she has any authority over them.
The writer of the article did not ask for any response from the Diocese of San Joaquin, nor from the Province of the Southern Cone. Even the appearance of objectivity does not matter to the official party paper.