Our companions in Christ from the realignment community are nothing if not industrious. They are very good at putting out videos large and small. A large one was “Choose this Day,” produced for the ACN. It was polished, sharp, and ideologically “on point,” as they say. The point of that Video was to tell people that they had to make a choice between good and evil, and that the Episcopal Church was the evil one. It was a competent job at video propaganda.
Well, everyone makes Videos these days, so fair enough. God knows the Episcopal Church has done its own work. Of late it produced a video for the General Convention about the theme, “Come and Grow,” and several videos of the Presiding Bishop’s investiture and sermons. None of those has focused on cutting down any individual in the realignment community.
The same cannot be said for the world of video productions by the realignment gang. The latest piece of video prop to arise is one produced by Peter Ould. I link you to it on Ruth Gledhill’s blog, where it is placed in conjunction, as a comparison, with Presiding Bishop Jefferts Shori’s address following her election. The difference between the two is illustrative of the difference between video propaganda from the realignment gang and a video of an open event in the Episcopal Church.
The object of the Ould video is to tear down the Presiding Bishop and to accuse her of heresy. The object of the PB’s video is to record the address of the Presiding Bishop which may or may not have had interesting positional matter, but was produced as a record of an event. The first was of snippets to “prove” how awful the Presiding Bishop and the Episcopal Church is; the second was an effort to place an address before people as news. The first is bad news; the second was the public record.
God bless their little hearts… and theirs (the realignment gang’s) are little hearts, warn down by hate and fear, made small by desires to tear down others. They will have their reward.
There are many rooms in the mansion, but in some there will be no great joy.