The Episcopal Church is in many ways stuck at the emotional maturity of a nineteen year old. The Church is about what I want at this instance without any real reference to anyone or anything else.
If I want to have sex with someone else, then that should be okay. If I want to have an abortion, that's fine. And at all costs I must be hip, trendy, fashionable and with it. Even the ongoing litigation can be explained by the teenage maturity model. Think about how adolescents react to rejection.
What makes all very sad is when you realize what the average age of an Episcopalian is.....
The above is a cut 'n paste of my comment over at Innocent as Doves. Anne Coletta is posting an excellent series on why she is no longer an Episcopalian.