Thanks for the comments so far! I agree that jumping into some big legal hassle simply because I've experienced injustice could be foolish. I'm still trying to wrap up a messy divorce, so I have NO desire for more (or likely worse) or the same. Since the denominational leaders (along with the bishop) clearly acted to protect themselves (and I believe have a 'no contact' policy re: me), I'm not nec. hopeful that conversation or an apology - let alone restoration of credentials (which I might choose to immed. surrender, but under MY terms) is possible. The tricky part is that I have this info about the bishop (confirmed by several persons including her closest friend, a gay clergyman in the same denomination) that would result in her losing her position if publicly known. I don't really want to resort to threats, and when it comes right down to it, I'm not sure I could provide the 'proof' to nail her on it.
On the other hand, I'd think the bishop and others would be anxious to do what is right if it meant my not coming forward with my story in a way damaging to their power and position.
So I'm still thinking about it. I think I'll speak privately with some of the gay-affirming higher-ups in the denomination within the region. Thankfully I maintain many good friendships there.
Any other insights would be welcome.
By the way, I've been reflecting lately on the supreme irony of a religious system that punishes honesty and rewards deceipt.