We have considered carefully the available information related to the allegations against Bishop Mark Lawrence that are currently under review by the Disciplinary Board for Bishops. That information discloses an extended and troubling sequence of events that raises serious questions about transparency in the church.
Bishop Dorsey Henderson writes: “Ms. [Josephine] Hicks has withdrawn ... because unanticipated circumstances have created the possibility of a conflict arising regarding fiduciary responsibilities for members of her law firm as matters develop.”
“It is clear that the language ‘it shall be the duty of the Disciplinary Board’ means that the action starts exactly there.”