The House of Deputies is failing the "teen test." The teen test is what a parent of a teenager goes through when they have confronted their teenager with an issue. What does the teen say?
1. "I'm sorry and I will not do it anymore."
2. Go away, I don't want to deal with it.
3. "I'm not sorry and it's none of your business."
When a teen says #1, there is possiblity of forgiveness and moving on, considering the issue at hand.
When a teen says #2, they are so grounded.
When a teen says #3, they are so majorly grounded until the age of 30.
ECUSA is currently in #2 and fast approaching #3.