In the Episcopal Church:
Change in church school enrollment: -33%
Change in number of marriages performed: -41%
Change in number of burials/funerals: -21%
Change in the number of child baptisms: -36%
Change in the number of adult baptisms: -40%
Change in the number of confirmations: -32%
Apparently this is all lost to one Dean Markham of the Virginia Theological Seminary. As we all know, denial of truth is hard work and it cannot happen in one part. Two parts are minimum for explaining away the obvious!!
Warning... such pallid attempts to challenge the facts is hard on the soul... That is why the sad decline of the once noble Episcopal Church is so hard; no one wins or gloats when one more church body drifts toward apostasy...