Frankly, it sounds like Clay's concern about imposing the Christian faith on others is one American concerned to impose American values about the separation of religion and state on Kiwiland. He should butt out of the Kiwi way of doing things. We do not need re-colonisation! For goodness sake, even the NZEI sees nothing to see here. Move along.
It is embarrassing to have to be collegial with colleagues who will not defend the Bible and its role in society, who seem to have no concept of public theology based on promoting the Bible rather than publicly mocking the Bible and God's living Word spoken through it.
But don't worry, fellow Kiwi Anglicans, the future of our church via General Synod is in the hands of such as these who would progress our faith forwards in ever liberalising freedom based on a new gospel of the Bill of Rights. I will save for another day the way in which the Treaty is an alternate gospel driving our theology forward into ever new territory.
Oh, and by the way, don't miss reading in the article the not so subtle elitism and clericalism of this particular form of progressive Christianity in its attitude to the ministries of lay people: ""New Zealand has changed a lot and frankly Christianity is too diverse for a volunteer in the community to come in and teach a class with really no vetting.""
Talk about the ironies of cultural Marxism: this is a new form of dictatorship of the proletariat!
Save us from these High Priests of this new and somewhat foreign religion which has infiltrated our church with its precious ideas about what Christianity is and who may be entrusted to teach it.
Thank you for the loving and generous ministry in schools from so many faithful Christian laity over many generations.
Thank you for the training and support given to these ministers by the Churches Education Commission.
May we never be ashamed of the gospel and may we ever hold to the fact that there is one and only one gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.