Indeed, it is fitting that we study the Battle of the Alamo as we prepare to delve into the legal complexities created by the new lawsuit in South Carolina. For, as The Old Gringo points out:
All of this defense and offense over a place that was neither worth defending nor assailing in military terms. The brother-in-law of Lopez de Santa Anna, Gen. Perfecto de Cos declared, "Con una victoria mas como el este, perdieremos no solo la guerra, pero quizas el pais." ("With another victory like this, we should lose not only the war, but perhaps even the country").Similarly, with three separate law firms hired to bring the federal lawsuit against Bishop Lawrence (and Bishop Lawrence only) in South Carolina, one has to wonder what it is about this one man, the Rt. Rev. Mark Lawrence, that has drawn such massive fire from the forces of ECUSA, and just what those amassed forces are expecting to accomplish. Is it another Alamo?
Well, things are different in 2013, as I shall shortly explain in my next post. The words of General Perfecta de Cos may have told not only the ultimate fate of Mexico's campaign in Texas, but also the ultimate fate of the all-out campaign in South Carolina now being launched by the Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori -- who stands to suffer, I wager, far more losses than Santa Anna ever did.