If you’ll notice, the resolutions that went to the Executive Council were not a response to the Primates, but a suggestion of behavior to the Executive Council from the House of Bishops. I would hope that our future is within the Anglican Communion. I desire nothing more than to remain in the filial relationship that we’ve had for so many years-a relationship that leaves us free to be open, creative and evolutionary Christians.
I would pray that the Primates and the Archbishop of Canterbury-who is the only one responsible for saying whether or not we should be a member of the Anglican Communion-will see the importance of us being part of this community. I have to be clear and tell you that the Presiding Bishop and the Executive Council and the President of the House of Deputies are doing all they can to make a metered response to this untoward request that has been placed upon this Church.