As most of you now know, in spite of Stand Firm going down, the TEC House of Bishops joined the House of Deputies overnight in shooting the Anglican Communion yet another finger by officially opening the door to more non-celibate gay bishops.
It turns out the worries of Gene Robinson and the like about the House of Bishops were unfounded. They have neither the backbone nor the wisdom to say no to this madness.
As Robert Munday suggests, the news likely did not brighten ++Rowan William’s morning. But don’t expect His Grace to actually do anything about it. When push comes to shove, he sides with keeping The Episcopal Church fully in the Anglican Communion.
And do not expect The Church of England to recognize The Anglican Church in North America either, even after this. Rowan will obey his Episcopal Church minders and oppose that. And there will not be enough support for ACNA in The Church of England to overcome that. I hope I am wrong about that but expect I am not.
So, yes, the aftermath I expect is the same old same old in the Anglican Communion, only more so. Trendy Lefty TEC dioceses will race each other to get the next gay bishop. Divisions in the Anglican Communion will deepen. The Episcopal Church will remain in and ACNA out and the Global South politely stiff-armed. And Rowan will dither.
Apostasy can be so boring.