Ha! In the midst of the unfolding controversy in the Church of Ireland, I see, in Thinking Anglicans, that one half of the catalyzing partnership is ... a New Zealander. Reminds me of the time I was having a meal in a very obscure village in the middle of Nowhere in Particular in Middle England and the waitress serving us was a ... New Zealander :). ADU apologises for only tardily making this salient observation about Down Under Anglicans and their global spread.
Speaking of civil partnerships/gay marriage, I see that the man every New Zealander hopes is pinged off the field* around 9 pm - 10.45 pm Kiwi time tomorrow night, David Pocock, has an interesting personal protest as a Christian re gay marriage (H/T Anglican Taonga). I imagine some commenters here will not be objecting to me mentioning this particular news item!
Since Anglican Taonga has drawn my attention to it, here is a commentary on Occupying Wall Street. It is worth going to it for the brilliant picture it includes, which neatly lampoons occupier life on Wall Street (and, around now, heading to NZ). I do not think much of the commentary here about the picture. The fact is, we have consumer choices for many items in life and do not have to kowtow to various corporations by buying or using their products. As a matter of fact, your friendly poster here does not own an iPhone, rarely drinks at Starbucks, and owns no item of clothing made by J.Crew. Though that may have something to do with parsimony :)
*For those unfamiliar with the game of Rugby, and perhaps bemused by Kiwi Rugbyspeak, I simply mean that we hope the referee finds all of David Pocock's rule breaking activities when he infringes the rules concerning attempts to retrieve the ball after an All Black is tackled and falls to the ground, blows the whistle on them, and gives him a yellow card (10 minutes off the field) or even a red card (out of the game altogether). Allegations have been swirling out of South Africa this past week that the referee last Sunday night, when Australia won 11-9 against South Africa, was either blinder than a bat, or an amnesiac as far as certain laws of the game are concerned, in respect of Pocock's marauding activities!