Comments: GS: a note on the Draft Anglican Covenant

When I read:

The following note on the Draft Anglican Covenant was sent to General Synod members by its authors.

I thought I was reading a note by the authors of the Draft Anglican Covenant, and then became very confused as it was the most effective and well reasoned suicide note I'd read about it, as if the Draft Covenant authors had turned against their own creation. Then I got it. I'd sign up to this well written piece and I hope the Synod members putting their names to this argument gather considerable opposition on its basis along with other critics.

Posted by Pluralist at Wednesday, 20 June 2007 at 10:31pm BST

I see that Drexel Gomez, who is to address General Synod on 8 July in his capacity as chair of the Anglican Covenant Design Group, has come out strongly in favour of border crossing raids into the USA, see http://www.kendallharmon.net/t19/index.php/t19/article/3817/

This is something of a scandal, since border crossing is in direct breach of numerous Lambeth Conference Resolutions, is condemned by the Windsor Report, is contrary to the publicly stated wishes of the Archbishop of Canterbury and has not been approved by the Anglican Consultative Council or the Primates Meeting acting as a body.

In other words, he has come out in favour of division, disobedience to the instruments of unity, and disrepect for the autonomy and polity of the local church - the very things that the Anglican Covenant was supposed to address.

This should seriously damage his credibility when he stands up to urge support for the Anglican Covenant in General Synod and it certainly won't endear him to the swing voters in the debate.

Posted by badman at Wednesday, 20 June 2007 at 10:43pm BST

Superb statement; especially the stunning clarity of #4.

Posted by Tobias Haller at Wednesday, 20 June 2007 at 10:54pm BST

Any chances this signed letter could stand as a petition letter for the rest of us to also sign and forward to the Anglican powers that be?

I am only too willing to agree and sign and send.

Posted by drdanfee at Thursday, 21 June 2007 at 12:31am BST

Occam's Razor applied to the Covenant idea? Love it.

Proponents will no doubt just insert or delete the word 'not' where applicable in the text to make their own case.

Posted by Hugh of Lincoln at Thursday, 21 June 2007 at 9:53am BST
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