My task here is not to comment on the present situation within ECUSA as to the formation of a new confessing network, and whether faithful should stay within the denomination or leave for other ecclesial groups.
Nor is it my task to comment on the issues which have been the most recent catalyst for these developments, as to whether or not committed monogamous homosexual relationshps are permitted by Scripture and Tradition, nor whether one or another partner in such relationships are valid candidates for ordination or consecration.
Rather, I want to focus most specifically on the comments made by Episcopal Bishop J Neil Alexander on schism and heresy:
Schism breeds schism. It always has. I hold in mind the great wisdom of the ancient church: if you have to choose between heresy and schism, choose heresy. For heresy is, in the end, just an opinion, and opinions come and go. Schism tears the fabric of the Body of Christ and it is irreparable. For those deeply committed to the Body of Christ, breaking fellowship is never a faithful option.