Even calling Schofield a bishop is being disputed by Nancy Key, "Mister .. Mr. Schofield is no longer a bishop in the Episcopal Church." Key is the communication's director for the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, the group fighting Schofield. They want control of millions of dollars in assets and to oust Schofield from Saint James Cathedral. It's a dispute over the bible and homosexuals. Last year, Schofield led a vote to leave the US Episcopal Church and realign itself with an Anglican church in Argentina. Keys said what Schofield did was illegal but won't destroy the church. Key said, "The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin is alive and well and rebuilding after what's been a really terrible, terrible tearing of its fabric."
Eventually a jury or a judge will have to resolve all these issues. This lawsuit is in the early stages. But all sides agree they want to know who the true bishop in the valley is so the church can heal.