Here is a couple of depressing news article about The Episcopal Church in the USA. See Why is the Episcopal Church Near Collapse on Beliefnet and What Ailes the Episcopalians in WSJ. Their general convention just finished and it made such wonderfully Christian decisions as approving liturgical blessings of same-sex relationships (I understand this, but I disagree), funeral rites for dogs and cats (I do not understand this), and apologised for exposing Native Americans to Christianity (I understand this and it grieves me). No wonder the delegation from South Carolina walked out. I have no idea what religion these people think they are following. It looks like a cross between Marx and Oprah with the pastoral leadership strategies of Jim Jones.