(Important note: The [South Carolina] Episcopal Forum, which is mentioned in the article as having been involved in expressing some of the allegations, has explicitly denied being involved in the accusations; they were brought by individuals whose identity is not known–KSH).
The Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, was cleared of charges that he was planning to break with The Episcopal Church.
“[L]et me express my heartfelt gratitude for the innumerable letters, emails and spoken words of encouragement I have received from so many within the diocese,” wrote Lawrence in a letter to diocese members.
The Rev. Dr. Kendall S. Harmon, canon theologian for the Diocese of South Carolina, told The Christian Post that the diocese was “relieved” by the decision.
“We are relieved at the decision and thankful for the hard work of the people involved,” said Harmon, adding that they were “deeply troubled” over what Lawrence had to go through.