Monday, February 28, 2011

What are they afraid of?

The No Anglican Covenant Coalition has issued a news release calling on the Church of England and the Anglican Communion Office to stop impeding a full, fair and open debate on the proposed Anglican Covenant. The news release has a point by point record of the steps the people around Archbishop Williams have taken to prevent any meaningful debate and to marginalize dissenters. It concludes with NACC Moderator Lesley Fellows's devastating comment:

“We are not afraid of an open, fair, and honest debate. If the supporters of the Covenant had a stronger case, perhaps they wouldn’t be either.”

In the meantime, some dyspeptic Canadian goes a little bit further in this post at the official NACC blog, Comprehensive Unity.

And why is it that so much of the pro-Covenant case coming out of the establishment reminds me of this:

Dolores Umbridge: I am sorry, dear, but to question my practices is to question the Ministry, and by extension, the Minister himself. I am a tolerant woman, but the one thing I will not stand for is disloyalty.
Minerva McGonagall: Disloyalty?
Dolores Umbridge: Things at Hogwarts are far worse than I feared.

1 comment:

Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG said...

Well, as they say in Texas, "Bless their hearts." At this point it isn't the covenant itself anymore, but its factor as a Token indicating support of Rowan and the Communion Idea that is at stake. The folks are spinning wool for the Emperor's New Rochet.