Bishop Marc: “The Most Noxious Point”

Marc Andrus, the Bishop of California has posted his thoughts of the spiritual dangers confronting the Communion by deciding not to extend a full invitation to Bishop Robinson.

He says in part:

“The ground-breaking work of Rene Girard has revealed the mechanism of scapegoating. Girard teaches that Jesus and the Hebrew prophets began loosening the chains of scapegoating. This action of isolating Bishop Robinson is retrogressive, taking us backwards to a shadowy, scary place from which we have already been delivered by Christ and the Prophets.

The isolation and exile of Bishop Robinson has implications for the Communion too, within the larger framework of scapegoating. A former Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, once said that if you touch one bishop of the Anglican Communion, you touch them all. This refers to the idea that bishops represent the unity of the Church. The bishop as a symbol of unity is usually understood at the level of a diocese, but there is a larger horizon of meaning – when we look at one bishop our spiritual vision can see all bishops everywhere, for the unity represented is most importantly the unity of the Church throughout the earth.”

Read the full post here.


Bishop Chane of Washington has also posted a response.

Bishop Hollingsworth writes to a letter to the members of the Diocese of Ohio.

Bishop Sisk writes to to NY

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