Since the canons require the suspension of a bishop when a serious allegation is made against him, then most of our bishops cannot legitimately vote for the new metropolitan. Most bishops have unresolved allegations some of them serious. By our count, eight bishops (nine if Bp. Matthias is included) have notable canonical problems, and a majority have outstanding allegations that warrant an investigation. According to the canons, most of our sitting bishops should not administer the Church or elect a new metropolitan until th. He has implored the Synod to hear his case for reinstatement but the Synod refuses to listen. Meanwhile, the homosexual priest was removed only after his wife divorced him for his infidelity. This is not the way the OCA practices internal discipline. Most often when a complaint has been lodged against a sitting bishop, the other bishops refuse to hear it. Some allegations are transparently false and can be dismissed in short order.
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