PER KINDNESS OF A COMMENTER: An excellent response to Andrew Brown's column (addressed below) is made by Gavin at drgavsblog here (with a comment to it by Andrew Brown himself). Here is an excerpt:
"At the heart of the liberal revolt against this call to surrender our right to please ourselves lies two things:
Who is right?"
START ORIGINAL POST: Andrew Brown kind of annoys me because he writes with what seems to me be an unveiled coat of cynicism. However even the most annoying cynic can put his finger on the truth of the matter.
As preparation for my GAFCON gaffe (2) post - draft in process - I refer you to this column of Andrew Brown, entitled "It started as a split over gay clergy. But now the Anglican Communion is dead.'
One prediction he makes is that there will not be another Lambeth Conference. I think he is wrong on that but my prediction is that the next Lambeth Conference will not amount to much more than a mostly white boys club get together to talk about nothing in particular.
Here is the decisive insight from Andrew Brown which coheres with what I want to say about GAFCON's gaffe:
"What's new is that no one any longer cares. The split has happened, and it turns out not to matter at all.
The conservatives still don't really see this."