Here is the best reason I can give for not allowing those who return from the ACNA diocese to not be allowed any voice or vote in the Episcopal Church at least for 5 years. This quote comes from another blog whose name will remain not spoken and he comment is on the process we follow as a democratic organization, one of the few in the Anglican Communion. This writer is ,presumably still in the Episcopal Church which makes me very very nervous:
It's not the fault of Committees 9 and 10 that those resolutions take up so much time. The resolutions come in from CCABs, dioceses, bishops and deputies and have to go somewhere - if we eliminated those committees then they would have to be taken up by others. Speaking for committee 10, we took five health-related resolutions and combined them into three; and a whopping SEVEN poverty-related resolutions were combined into ONE. So in that respect, I'd say that Committee 10 actually *saved* us all a lot of time. The only way to improve the situation would be to somehow prevent the resolves from being made in the first place.
Improve what situation? The need for democratic process? The need for all voices to be heard? The desire to not run over the weak, the minority voice, those who you feel have no real say in the matters of the church?
Please, go join the Anglican Communion of North America if you feel as strongly as you seem to. We practice and live by the big tent theory and we have no need of "bishops" telling us what we believe especially in public and especially speaking for me. I have my own voice and can speak when I feel it necessary.