This is not going to be any of those things. Here, I had intended on not ending my self-imposed exile for quite some time. Unfortunately, the Archbishop has finally "torn it". His most recent letter is absolutely awful. But despite all the mumbo jumbo of
us and themand the Holy Spirit and Pentecost and all that crap he has meddled (big time) in the affairs of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. How you say? Well, here it is:
Yet at the moment we face a dilemma. To maintain outward unity at a formal level while we are convinced that the divisions are not only deep but damaging to our local mission is not a good thing. Neither is it a good thing to break away from each other so dramatically that we no longer see Christ in each other and risk trying to create a church of the ‘perfect’ – people like us. It is significant that there are still very many in The Episcopal Church, bishops, clergy and faithful, who want to be aligned with the Communion’s general commitments and directions, such as those who identify as ‘Communion Partners’, who disagree strongly with recent decisions, yet want to remain in visible fellowship within TEC so far as they can. And, as has often been pointed out, there are things that Anglicans across the world need and want to do together for the care of God’s poor and vulnerable that can and do go on even when division over doctrine or discipline is sharp.
The Communion Partners is a group of neer-do-wells that hate TEC but do not have the guts to do anything about it. So they sneak behind the backs of everyone and tell stories out of school and hope that no one will catch them doing anything wrong. You know the type, you meet them in school -- elementary school -- and they never grew up.
But that is not my point. Just who gave the Archbishop permission to "take sides"? Why did he take sides? Why did he call out this group of saboteurs? In fact, he has now meddled in the internal affairs of a province that he should not have. He has taken sides. At this point, there is only one of two ways to go.
Archbishop Rowan Williams, please step down. New leadership is required. Your old warn out ways and your inability to guide the Anglican Communion are now apparent for all the world to see.
the second way would be for the Monarch to decide to replace him -- not a bad idea. The last time the British did this I think we had a revolution.
Archbisop Rowan Williams, do not go away mad, just go away.