Standing committees derail bishop-elect: 62 'no', 33 'yes'

Thanks to the transparency of most standing committees across the nation, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette can report that a majority of the church’s 111 standing committees and councils of advice have decided to withhold consent to the election of the bishop-elect of Northern Michigan.

Barring last minute reversals by some of the 62 standing committees that are withholding consent, Thew Forrester’s bid will be rejected. The latest unofficial returns from the consent process:

“Yes” to bishop-elect Kevin G. Thew Forrester: 33
Alaska
Atlanta
Central Pennyslvania

Chicago
Delaware
East Carolina
East Tennessee
Eastern Michigan
Eastern Oregon
Easton
Idaho
Indianapolis
Kansas
Kentucky
Maine
Massachusetts
Milwaukee
Minnesota
Nebraska
Newark
Northern Michigan
Olympia
San Joaquin
Southeast Florida
Southern Ohio
Spokane
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Washington
Western New York
Utah

“No” to bishop-elect Kevin G. Thew Forrester: 62
Alabama
Albany
Arizona
Arkansas
Bethlehem
California
Central Florida
Central Gulf Coast
Central New York
Colombia
Colorado
Dallas
El Camino Real
Eau Claire
Europe
Florida
Fond du Lac
Fort Worth
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Los Angeles
Louisiana
Maryland
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Navajoland*
Nevada
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Northern California
Northern Indiana
Northwest Texas
Northwestern Pennsylvania
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
Puerto Rico
Quincy
Rhode Island
Rio Grande
San Diego
Springfield
South Carolina
Southwest Florida
Southwestern Virginia
Tennessee
Texas
Upper South Carolina
Venezuela
Western Kansas
Western Louisiana
Western Michigan
West Missouri
West Tennessee
West Texas
West Virginia

*Abstention. Under canon law, abstentions are counted as “no” votes.

Updated: June 30, 2009 — 5:40 am

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    1. I believe that Northwest Texas voted on May 27, but I don’t know how they voted. If you know of anyone in the diocese who believes in transparent Episcopal Church governance, I’d contact them and see if they’ll tell you. By the way, if you hear anything, please drop me an e-mail.

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