Thursday, 8 November 2012
An anti-gay Archbishop?
He's not anti-gay anymore than I am.
He apparently shares my reservations about the secular world claiming the sacraments of the church as its own, but that's not "anti-gay". Any more than difficulty with divorce is "anti-straight".
Unlike the previous three Archbishops of Canterbury, this one hasn't had the privilege of meeting me and until he does, I shall hold my fire.
I know nothing about him other than what I'm told by Giles Fraser and Ruth Gledhill (and I trust both of them as much as I trust an untrustworthy thing). Not much to go on.
I am pleased that the Anglican Communion, of which I am a part, has alighted upon a new head.
I will shout at him louder than most of you when he gets it wrong.
But for now, I feel great affection and gratitude towards a man I've never met, who has apparently agreed to take on a role I wouldn't wish on my own worst enemy.