Mark Baddeley on the Faithless Fulcrum Statement on Women Bishops
I’ve picked up a comment over at T19 about the manipulative, threatening, cynical, and faithless statement by Fulcrum:
There’s a statement by Fulcrum? What could have prompted it? Oh, I know, some evangelical group (CEEC this time) must have had the audacity to say something not in line with what the liberal hierarchy wants, and so its time for the enablers to come out and ‘maintain the evangelical centre’. Seriously, when was the last time this group of courageous ‘evangelical’ lions took a public stand against anyone other than evangelicals?
And you’ve got to love the commitment to due process and the established form of government. We want everyone who wants women bishops to vote for this measure - even if there are things about that measure that those delegates don’t want even more than they want women bishops. And we want everyone who doesn’t want women bishops to simply abstain.
That way we can have what we want - women bishops at any costs - and no-one else gets what they want. They can then try and work out how to function within the new era that has been ushered in so very graciously. As if a public statement like this doesn’t already clearly send the signal as to what to expect in the new administration.
On what planet do you seriously encourage people to ignore the legislation as a whole and just vote for it because they want the end it is trying to accomplish? And on what planet do you encourage delegates democratically elected to not vote on the issue of the day that would have been a factor in their being voted to the body in the first place?
Give us everything we want, now, and trust us. We’re gentlemen and ladies, you have nothing to fear. The sad thing is, they probably actually believe that about themselves.
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