Bishop Mathes is the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.He wrote this in the Fall of 2010, two years before the Diocese of South Carolina disassociated from the Episcopal Church. It caught my eye because I am a born and raised South Carolinian who grew up less than one mile, as the crow flies, from Ft. Sumter. I have made frequent references to South Carolina's role in Secession in comparison to the Diocese of South Carolina's disassociation in November of 2012. The little village on a tiny peninsula directly across from our family homestead on James Island is called "Secessionville". It is replete with Civil War battlements and earthworks, among them most notably Ft. Lamar. There must be something in the water around here.
From the "Daily Episcopalian" section of "Episcopal Cafe", originally posted by Jim Naughton on October 15, 2010. Be sure to read the 27 comments if you follow the link to "read it all" for a pro and con perspective...Also, when you get there, be sure to page down a bit until you see the article....CH +