Over on Thinking Anglicans you can find a copy of Riazat Butt's most recent article for the Church of England Newspaper. "My time of abstinence" is a great read from the religious correspondent for the Guardian. Great stuff. Still, Ramadan is a month, and a long time to hold off using the word "gay" and "bishop" in the same sentence, much less the same article. The Guardian may have need of Ms Butt's remarkable writing abilities before the next moon.
At the center of her article was this comment, "I was minded of how bizarre the obsession with gay sex must look to the outside world when I spotted the excellent Stonewall poster — “Some people are gay. Get over it” — on the westbound District line service to Blackfriars. I am thinking of bulk ordering these t-shirts for my Fleet Street colleagues, bishops and archbishops. I am so over gay sex. Alas, the combination of gay bishops and journalists is a bit like competitive dieting. You see other people doing it, so you have to as well. Nobody wants to be the fat one in the photo."
Go read it. And perhaps, even if we can't completely join her, at least we could cut back or even better focus on what is really going on in Anglican-Land. The realignment invaders claim that this is not really about gay anything, but about the faith once delivered, etc. OK, great. So let's talk about matters related to the true faith crowd. The issues in Anglican-Land may look like they are about the true faith once delivered, etc, but they end up being about purity and power. That is because the true faith crowd is at least as duplicitous as they claim the awful progressives to be. That gives us plenty to talk about.