Bishop Gesner pointed out that...many (from the Lakota/Dakota reservations) who have moved into towns and cities have not been absorbed in the life of the existing church... He also pointed out that we need the strength of new members. We should appeal more to the plain people; we should not be guilty of a select clientele.
Convocation Highlights, Missionary District of South Dakota, April 20-22, 1956
Despite all the noise about "inclusion," the Episcopal Church remains in the hands of a very small, select sample of the general population. It's elitism seems to be an endemic and deadly problem.