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Cantaur says something about Lambeth that is nothing…SHOCKING

January 23, 2008

The Guardian reports Williams Puts Sexuality on the Agenda for Bishops.

The key nothingness that he says is here:

Asked yesterday about Robinson’s attendance, Williams replied: “Gene Robinson has not been invited to the Lambeth conference and it is proving extremely difficult to see under what heading he might be invited to be around, and that is where we are.”

And he follows up with this absurdity:

The conference would not shy away from questions of sex and sexuality, and he said there would be two ways to discuss the issue. “We will look at sexuality and the ministry of bishops. We will be reporting back from the listening process that came out of the previous Lambeth conference. It’s also going to be part of conversation informally day by day.”The three main topics will be the internal life of the communion, centred on talks about the Anglican Covenant, interfaith relations and international development and environment issues.

So, Lambeth with address homosexuality, bishops, and the “listening process results” without having the ONLY bishop in the world brave enough to be OPENLY homosexual. The rest will be closeted…speaking from the vantage point of fear and denial in the face of bigotry. I’m wondering where ++Cantaur expects to get with that conversation? I’m assuming to the same place he already is: NOWHERE.

Not to worry though – Jan Williams assures that Lambeth 08 will not be “jam and Jerusalem”, it will ACTUALLY be an event where some of the most fascinating, committed blah blah blah Anglicans in the Communion will gather. 

FEH. Asshattery.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 23, 2008 8:52 am

    Preach it Sister!

  2. January 23, 2008 9:54 am

    The ministry of bishops, according to Rowan Williams, seems to be to stifle the Spirit and keep uppity LGBT’s in their places. And, by the way, no “compromise” was reached on women bishops, so it will likely be men keeping everyone in his/her proper place within the C of E. There’s a word for that: patriarchy. Apostolic models of episcopacy are out; patriarchal ones are back in, apparently.

  3. January 23, 2008 10:11 am

    I keep thinking that man cannot disappoint me any further—and then he says something else.

    You know, I’m beginning to feel sorry for him. His reputation as a brilliant scholar and compassionate thinker is in shambles. From henceforth, he will forever be known as the man who sold his soul to appease Peter Akinola. What a wreck of an illustrious career!

    And how hard it must be for him to look himself in the mirror every day…

  4. Paul (A.) permalink
    January 23, 2008 4:46 pm

    Abp. Williams: “. . . it is proving extremely difficult to see under what heading [Bp. Robinson] might be invited to be around . . . .”

    I’v got a simple solution to the Arch bishop’s difficulty:

    Bishops duly elected in churches that are members of the Anglican Communion get invited to the Lambeth Conference by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

    Are you the Archbishop of Canterbury? If so, then write out an invitation and stop whining. The “heading” is “Dear Bishop”, or if you want to be picky, “Right Reverend Sir”.

    Now that wasn’t so difficult, was it?

  5. episcopalifem permalink*
    January 23, 2008 4:55 pm

    Apparently, yes, yes it is…

  6. January 24, 2008 9:16 pm

    I take Doxy’s point, but I am sometimes at the point I no longer give a fuck what Rowan Williams thinks.

    Asshat indeed, and so sad. It reminds me of Thomas More’s question to his betrayer in A Man For All Seasons, “Richard, what doth it profit a man to sell his soul for the whole world, but for Wales?”.

    For Peter Akinola and his little clones? May Godde heal them, even if they are destroyed in the process.

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