"Fulcrum Response to Consents being given to the
Consecration of Mary Glasspool
This is a clear rejection of the authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lambeth Conference, the Primates' Meeting and the Anglican Consultative Council.
We believe that it is vitally important for the Primates' Meeting planned for January 2011 to go ahead, and that for this to happen the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church should not be invited to attend. Actions have consequences."
I think this is well worded. The Anglican Communion is an organisation (if nothing else) with leaders and committees - the usual paraphanalia. It is light on universal canons but that does not mean there is no authority to be recognised by member churches in so far as they wish to meet, cooperate, and work with fellow members. To not recognise that authority does raise a question about membership. The question may or may not be best answered by expulsion, suspension, or demotion to a 'second tier'.
I say 'may or may not' because while the Communion is an organisation, it is also a family or fellowship of churches. From a family perspective it may or may not be fruitful for the long-term benefit of the family to banish a member of the family.
Now is a time for the Communion to focus on what it holds in common across its member churches. We should be considering how we might enlarge the family to include those who share those common things.