Friday, November 19, 2010

The Anglican Covenant

... is a proposal to rebuild the Anglican Communion as the International Anglican Church, re-founded upon the solid rock of homophobia and misogyny.

Let's face it. Those are the twin passions driving this whole crisis, and driving the proposed document intended to fix it. The proposed Covenant is a massive cave-in to those forces who have money, numbers, power, and might on their side, but not right. It is a proposed surrender to those forces driven by American money who created the waves of homophobic pogroms now sweeping through central Africa with impunity and the tacit (and not so tacit) blessing of Christian hierarchs.

I believe that the appropriate Yiddish word is shanda.

2 comments:

Ciss B said...

Shame fits the issues surrounding this covenant, that's for sure.

JCF said...

The proposed Covenant is a massive cave-in to those forces who have money, numbers, power, and might on their side

I'm not convinced they have "numbers."

If you asked the average, say, Ugandan Anglican in the pew "What's on your mind?", I think they might list a THOUSAND things before they got around to the "retiring Bishop of New Hampshire", if then!

Wot you said, Doug, to everything else though.