Cantuar's recent snub to the American Presiding Bishop is tragicomedy at it's most pathetic. The justification that "this is standard procedure" is collapsing under the weight of photographs of bishops - male and female - with their pointy hats firmly ensconsed. American annoyance at Rowan's rudeness, while perhaps understandable, is swiftly losing perspective.
But I offer two things.
1. Does anyone else think it's ironic that fundamentalism is being advanced by telling a woman that she must NOT cover her hair in church?
2. Going hatless can have severe consequences - particularly in parts of England like Ilkla Mooar.