It would seem that The Episcopal Church has now formally declared war against the Diocese of South Carolina and its Bishop, Mark Lawrence.

The legal/doctrinal/property disputes might seem pretty tangled to anybody who doesn’t pay that much attention to TEC in-fighting, but Christopher Johnson cuts straight to the chase:

The problem with Mark Lawrence is that his god is Yahweh and not the Zeitgeist.

Got it in the proverbial one.

Of course, I’ve been comfortably shot of this whole biznay for some time now, laus Deo, but I remember back in the day when Lawrence was first considered for the bishopric hearing a great deal of grumbling among the Enlightened about the likelihood that he wouldn’t get with the program.  Seems it’s finally come to a head.

Should be an interesting battle.