I love the accused's response at the end of this extract:
From THE AGE:
Two South Australian Anglican bishops have brought formal charges of disgraceful and scandalous behaviour against a third, claiming that he tried to stack his diocesan council to get a $1 million payout and that he protected and promoted a senior priest accused of sexual abuse.
In a nine-count charge lodged with the church's Special Tribunal, Bishop Ross Davies of The Murray diocese in Murray Bridge is alleged to have taken a year's sick leave without ever providing evidence of ill-health and dodged his duties as a bishop.
The claims, brought by Adelaide archbishop Jeff Driver and Willochra bishop Garry Weatherill, say Bishop Davies lives outside his diocese and worships at a Catholic church in Adelaide while still being paid, that he has publicly claimed the Anglican Church of Australia is not a true Christian church, and that he took part in consecrating a dissident bishop against church rules.
In his diocese he licensed as Anglican clergy two bishops of the dissident Traditional Anglican Communion, which split from the Anglican church after it ordained women in 1992.
Bishop Davies said he would defend the charges. ''I don't think I've done anything that deserves me to be ejected from office,'' he said.