a vocal minority claiming a privileged knowledge of the mind of God has placed itself in the seat of judgment, above the good order, canonical authority, civility and. . . Scripture. Opps, that last word wasn't part of the statement, but, of course, should've been. Since that is the Word of God upon which the Church is built.
Unfortunately, the speaker doesn't really care much for Scripture. You see the speaker is John Bryson Chane, the Bishop of Washington, D.C. And he's not talking about the power play that was rammed through at GC2K3, but about the members of the confessing churches.