The Canon asserts that clergy in the process, at risk of losing their livelihoods, professional and community reputations among other things, cannot
- - claim Constitutional protections
- - go to the secular court for interpretation of TEC Constitution and Canons
In fact, IV.19.3 claims that no court has authority to review what TEC hath here wrought.
- - clergy can be charged with an offense in a diocese of which they are not resident (I suppose this is to keep people from getting away with something by moving away, but it also opens the question of blog readers in some other state alleging that my "Doctrine" is an "Offense" causing them "Injury." And if they do,
- - I must, at my own expense, appear before the "Panel" called for in the "reconciliation" process.
- - If I don't appear, the Panel can assume the truth of the allegation against me (IV.19.6).
Obviously, there are people in power in TEC who think that these revisions are all good. Two words: unintended consequences. Sometime, people they don't like are going to get hold of the process and use it on people they do like.
But I guess "balancing the books" is another fair definition of "reconciliation."