Scarcely a week seems to pass without some new scandal, some outrageous statement or appalling behaviour coming out not of sundry [African] regimes, militias, or armed factions, but from an institution that is fast becoming equally corrupt, the Anglican Church itself.Indeed.
These are not just any old Anglicans but bishops and archbishops, with scarcely a peep coming out of anyone, least of all their allies in the evangelical constituency, with only a few honourable exceptions. For the rest it is almost as if embarrassment, political correctness and maybe even the fear of upsetting those on the same side in the gay row causes a reticence that is close to cowardice.
Thursday, March 09, 2006
"... the fear of upsetting those on the same side ..."
Another excellent post at Thinking Anglicans by Stephen Bates of the Guardian (March 3, Church of England Newspaper). Quote: