Geeze ... The BBC News story has only been UP there about a minute and a half and I've already gotten three emails and a phone call wanting to know why I'm not "on" the N.T. Wright "take down" of the Gafconite Schismatics.
Silly me ... I was getting liturgies organized for Sunday and getting ready to go make a hospital visit as soon as I preside at Noon Eucharist. (See also: The Gay Priest Lifestyle)
ANYWAY, here's the deal ... hot off the BBC presses:
The Bishop of Durham has attacked the Anglican traditionalists
Dr Tom Wright, a traditionalist himself, said Gafcon's plans to let parishes break from liberal bishops were ridiculous and "deeply offensive."
"The idea they have a monopoly on Biblical truth won't do," he said.
[And let the people say: AMEN!]
DO read it all here ... but here's a closing quote from the Bishop of Durham:
I spend 90 to 100 hours a week doing the work of the gospel and the kingdom of God in my diocese and around the place. "And to be told that I now need to be authorised or validated by a group of primates somewhere else who come in and tell me which doctrines I should sign up to is not only ridiculous It's deeply offensive. "The idea that they have a monopoly on Biblical truth simply won't do and we must stand up to this, it's a kind of bullying.
And again I say: AMEN! (And now off to set the table in the chapel ... more later!)