Skip to comments.Anglican Liberals: The Charade Is Over?
Posted on 07/06/2006 5:25:44 PM PDT by sionnsar
Some Anglican liberals are slowly coming to the realization that the Anglican charade is just about over:
If the church is taken over by the conservative evangelicals, how broad would it remain? And if they are in charge when Prince Charles becomes king, with his commitment to being a defender of faiths, would they feel happy to crown him? After all, some of them disapprove of ecumenical, or interfaith, services as it is. Where would that leave the old churchs established status?
Liberals are beginning to wonder whether a covenant is something they could, or should, support with more than lip service. One of the less-noticed points about the USs new presiding bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori, is that not only is she a woman, but shes also far from being a member of the Anglican communions international circuit.
Shes certainly not one of the old boy network. In fact, it seems, she has scarcely been east of the Rockies. She evidently does not feel huge allegiance to the idea of a worldwide brotherhood (or, presumably, sisterhood) if it conflicts with her idea of the churchs priorities. When I asked her about the Episcopal church being thrown out she murmured merely that it would be "unfortunate". I suspect quite a few, even in the CofE, would agree with her and, asked to choose between New York and Abuja, might find the former more congenial.
"...and, asked to choose between New York and Abuja, might find the former more congenial."
No doubt about it. If my grandchildren were asked to choose between their parents (who call them to obedience) & "Nana" (who permissively spoils them rotten), they would no doubt choose "Nana." Doesn't take a Rhodes Scholar to figure that one out!
>> And if they are in charge when Prince Charles becomes king, with his commitment to being a defender of faiths, would they feel happy to crown him? <<
Charles is now defender of any faith, including Druidism, Islam, Wicca and Marxism.