Last month I reported that a group calling itself Lay Episcopalians for the Anglican Communion (LEAC) is working on a "presentment" (church indictment) of those bishops who participated in consecrating Gene Robinson as bishop of New Hampshire in 2003. Last week, the group issued a release announcing a list of proposed presentment defendants as well as a list of proposed presenters, i.e., signers of the indictments.
I was initially troubled that my own diocese's bishop, Don Wimberly of Texas, was included on the list of proposed presenters. But I quickly concluded that LEAC might well have put bishops' names on the list without their permission.
And sure enough, Bishop Wimberly is reported to have said that he had absolutely no intention of signing the proposed presentment. This came from a Texas lay delegate to General Convention, who posted an email, on the email list for the bishops and delegates, about his conversation with the bishop.