What I found interesting was one of the comments below:
What a joke the Episcopalians are......and the joke reaches criminally unfunny in the diocese of Western Michigan. They sold the cathedral in Kalamazoo because attendance dwindled to about a 100 whereas the capacity [was] magnitudes greater. The non-denominational church that bought the property almost immediately needed more room... Attendance here has been falling over the past decade. They thought a new building would stem the tide??? Get a clue, Episcopalians... It's the liberal church that doesn't believe in anything but sues real Christians. If you build it, they still won't come.
While the commenter is indeed bitter and his sentiment harsh, the truth is the liberal churches that stand for little in the way of doctrinal truth and conviction have been dwindling. The statistics are not pretty. You might think that this would be a wake up call for liberal churches in America. It seems not to be the case. If you build it, they won't come...unless you stand for something. It is always sad to see what has become of church bodies which were once strong faces on the American landscape. This is one more story of the sad decline of a once sturdy church. It should say something to Lutherans poised to follow the same path. It should.