You've made the perfect point there, Mr Meetshack. We are all judged by our actions.
Why not give those involved in this the chance to prove their worth, as it were?
High Father Stephan did not ask the council for permission. He asked for forgiveness after the fact. He did not inform anyone, at least not to my knowledge. The council chose to stand beside him as a member of the Council or Light.
Whether that decision is right or wrong, that is neither here nor there. They have been judged and found guilty of blasphemy. The only one found guilty of heresy is High Father Stephan.
I personally stand by my Primate. Primate Calderon, and all those in the Council of Light, chose to attempt to keep things running smoothly. It did not work. And they have all paid for it a hundred times over with how they have been eviscerated by the adventuring community since.
We can all say, "Well, I wouldn't have done this if I were in that situation", but the fact remains we were not and we cannot know how we would do in that situation until we are in it.
I want Calderon to stay as Primate of Rolbor. I want Collin to stay as the Primate of Longstor. I want Felix and Mordrid and Bray and Caleb to stay as their respective positions. I make this choice as a law-abiding and god-fearing citizen of Ithron.
These, however, are my opinions. If you feel they have made mistakes, allow them to make up for it. Allow them to prove why they are the leaders of our Churches.
Brewer of the Bed and Baker in Fernham