A Jamaican religion editor says the Anglican Communion is a fellowship of wimps and it is high time to throw out the Americans.
No Bible-believing denomination in Jamaica would have allowed the appointment of a known homosexual to the office of pastor – let alone bishop. No Bible-believing denomination in Jamaica would still be in dialogue on the issue after five years.
My view is that there has been enough talk within the Anglican Communion in the five years since V. Gene Robinson was made a bishop.
Dialogue is a drug which, when taken in excess, leaves one anaemic to summon the courage to take hard decisions. Dialogue is also a tranquilliser and if the Anglican Communion continues to receive heavy dosages it will end up in a coma.
There comes a time when there has been enough dialogue. For how long will the Anglican Communion engage in dialogue with people who refuse to accept the authority of the Bible? To refuse to accept the authority of the Bible is to be in rebellion. But no, Minott and the Anglican Communion are willing to cuddle rebellion, engage in dialogue until thy kingdom come. That approach is not pastoral care, but pastoral cowardice, and it makes the Anglican bishopric a fellowship of wimps.