Letter of support to Bishop of South Carolina from the Panel of Bishops of FCA (UK and Ireland)
22 October 2012
Dear Bishop Mark,
I write on behalf of the Panel of Bishops of FCA (UK & Ireland) to express our strong support for you and the Diocese of South Carolina as you face the actions of the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, Katherine Jefferts Schori, and the Disciplinary Board of The Episcopal Church. You are in our prayers as you plan for the Special Convention, November 17th 2012.
We want to assure you that for us you continue to give a moving and outstanding example of honourable, thoughtful and courageous leadership within the Anglican Communion. We would echo the confidence expressed by the Apostle Paul, that whatever happens, you will conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel and without being intimidated in any way by those who oppose you.
Sincerely in Christ,
Bishop John Ellison, Chair Anglican Mission in England Panel of Bishops
This contrasts with the complete lack of a public response from the liberal leadership of 'western' Anglicanism for whom, it would seem by their silence, due process and natural justice are only intended for those who agree with them.