One of the central theses of my three previous posts has been to encourage a complex--rather than a merely binary--understanding of goings-on among Anglican Christians in the central third of California, known lately as the Diocese of San Joaquin--to wit: Aside from the Coneheads (no slight intended; I just couldn't resist) and those who identify with Remain Episcopal (the local franchise for Via Media), there is a third group that we may yet find are the actual "players" in any coming reconfiguration of the Episcopal Church's presence in that region. They are as orthodox as the day is long and every bit as "conservative" as those who have flown south, so they are likely to be as much of a thorn in the side of the "National Church" establishment as was the diocese in its prior incarnation. This cannot come as good news to said establishment, but it may not be a reality they will be able to avoid without conspicuously abrogating the sort of canonical due process that underlies [here all genuflect] "our polity." Their own shibboleth may yet become unpronounceable to them.
I am pleased to see an emerging awareness of this complex reality in the blogsphere. Reinforcing my point is this pointed but insightful essay by Father Rob Eaton on San Joaquin's official blog. May those who have ears to hear, hear.