My response to the news that Bonnie Anderson will not seek another term as President of the House of Deputies of The Episcopal Church was, "Thank God."
I do not intend to be rude or mean spirited, but what I say next will probably sound like it.
The years of leadership under both President Bonnie Anderson and Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts-Schori have been a disaster. Rather than focusing the Church on mission and evangelism, they have spent their time, in private and recently in public, bickering and fostering an attitude of distrust among Episcopalians far and wide. It is sad. For all the good they have done, and the great good they could have done not only for the Church but for women in leadership, their disputes over power and control and who should or should not speak for the Church is how they will both be remembered. Shame on them and one us for allowing it to continue as long as it did.
This might be a time for Bishop Katherine to consider what Bonnie has announced she will do...Step aside.