- Conflict, most seriously and mainly over homosexual ministry entitlements
- Division of the church into factions which do not listen to one another
- Lack of common faith language, with the resultant lack of unity
- Members are well older than the national average and deaths exceed births by about 19,000 per year
- Financial distress
So, what is our major legislative body poised to discuss?
More entitlements and advocacy for the homosexual and other-sexual advocates.
Almost half of the resolutions submitted to General Convention are about advancing the homo- and other-sexual agenda in church and society. You can see them at the site for Integrity, the Episcopal Church's main homosexual and other-sexual advocacy organization.
So, whichever candidate we elect as bishop for South Dakota will be hobbled by a denomination that is disposing of most members in order to favor a few. Even a pro-"agenda" bishop will be getting little more than pats on the head, since the denomination is not addressing its stated problems - indeed, it is going to agitate them some more.