Thanks for replying.
They should have been under the authority of the general Protestant church and in accord with her standards.
I'm thinking of Gal 5:20 where the word used might be dissension, division, disunion.
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousies, wraths, factions, divisions....."
I'm sorry, David. I knew what you were getting at..I couldn't resist being picky.
Still, calling it sedition begs the question that the underlying disagreement is resolved.