Could someone please explain to me why there are so many people very pointedly saying things along the line of “We have two churches bound together in the Episcopal Church, and now sadly after GC2006 we see that they must divorce.”
Since I see the actions of the majority at General Convention saying just the opposite, what exactly is motivating this “insight”? Is it that there is going to be a woman in charge? It can’t be because we’ve “blown off” the Windsor Report – because we sure haven’t “blown it off” no matter what you think of what happened on Wednesday.
This meme (2 churches which need to separate), which I’ve heard from Bishop Bob Duncan, from Richard Kew and from other “reasserter” bloggers, seems to be more of a talking point than it is a valid point.
Why two churches? Why not three? (Left/Middle/Right) Why not four or five? Where exactly are the boundaries of these two churches? Where are the moderates (which Bishop Duncan claims in his press release to have collapsed, but which are the cause of so much pain at the moment to the people on the “left”) supposed to fit into this bicameral model of our denomination?
Or is this just rhetoric?