But, do you suppose there may be at least one unintended consequence? The fallout being the pushing to the side of the issue of women's ordination and consecration? The LGBT issue comes to the front burner and begins to actually be accepted when suddenly the issue of women's consecration rears it's head again but this time it is in the form of a "primate" or, as we know it, our Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori? When Bishop Robinson was consecrated a lot actually did happen (see above) but from the Anglican Communion crowd all we got was a bunch more hot air from the usual blowhards and then suddenly, the "men" had to be subservient to "that woman". Everyone now moves more quickly than anyone expected -- I mean John David Schofield hadn't move that fast since he last flew in a jet plane and yet had his diocese out and gone before a miter could hit the floor!
The primates then decided that they could not be at the Eucharistic table with her and now we have this wonderful little ditty courtesy of David Anderson:
The Rt. Rev. David C. Anderson, Sr. President and CEO, American Anglican Council, had a different perspective . . .saying, "I would strongly advise the orthodox Primates to 1) organize before the Primates' meeting, and 2) attend and remove by force of numbers the Presiding Bishop of the American Episcopal Church (not physically, but by either voting her off the "island," or recessing to another room and not letting her in). The meeting is a place to gather and potentially to settle some of the issues that are pulling the Anglican Communion apart, and to begin to restore health to a most wonderful communion.Can you imagine this? It sounds like a bunch of boys playing in a backyard treehouse and someone's sister came out and wanted to play only to discover that the "boys" had a sign out that said:
Then the "boys" pulled up the rope ladder and believed they were safely ensconced in their own little world. When lots of folks called the primates on this issue they countered with the Anglcian Covenant. Now they want to do everything in their power to punish perhaps, not TEC per se but rather +Katherine Jefferts Schori specifically, in effect "putting her in her place." It's got to be a "man thing", just ask +Peter Akinola. After all a woman's place is barefoot and pregnant and in the kitchen. Women should not be found taking care of "men's business" in the Anglican Communion. Look at who has left the the Anglican Communion and where have they gone? To Rome!
What does this mean? Well, let's assume the Anglican Communion is gone -- which it is and now there is a new "Anglican Communion" made up of all the boys in the treehouse and they are not letting any women in.
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As far as don't ask don't tell is concerned -- they haven't taken a survey yet. Perhaps they can call on the Secretary of the Defense.