Majority of South Carolina deputies leave convention

Posted Jul 11, 2012

John Burwell and Lonnie Hamilton, the two remaining deputies of South Carolina, seated at their table in the House of Deputies late afternoon July 11. ENS photo/Lynette Wilson

[Diocese of South Carolina] Due to the actions of General Convention, the South Carolina Deputation has concluded that we cannot continue with business as usual. We all agree that we cannot and will not remain on the floor of the House and act as if all is normal. John Burwell and Lonnie Hamilton have agreed to remain at Convention to monitor further developments and by their presence demonstrate that our action is not to be construed as a departure from the Episcopal Church. Please pray for those of us who will be traveling early and for those who remain.