Andrew Gerns of Episcopal Cafe noted,
" What Wynne-Jones doesn't say is that at the end of the blog, Fr. Hoare says that, based on responses he has seen to his own thinking-out-loud, there is no energy for such a strategy.
Wynne-Jones' column appears to say that Americans are willing to stir up "civil war" in the Church of England. This creates a conspiracy where none exists. And to say so is unhelpful to say the least."
Religious Intelligence found it all too enticing: They put out a poll to test the pulse of their readership. They ask, "Should TEC set up in the UK? An outpost of the Episcopal Church in the UK has been suggested for the benefit of overseas TEC members and as a hub for liberal members of the Church of England. But would this aid the cohesion of the Anglican Communion?" You get to answer "yes" or "no" using spiffy icons. Unfortunately we don't get to answer, "bug off." RI's work, as often is the case, simply reinforces the rumor and conspiracy without having to say who suggested the thing in the first place. All of which adds fire to the conspiracy theory. RI ought to know better.
Wynne-Jones did not go nearly far enough, of course. Bishop Anderson took the whole thing to mean that the awful leadership of 815 was making a power grab. Mr. Wynn-Jones has his editor to contend with. Religious Intelligence needed to still its soul. To whom is Bishop Anderson accountable? Apparently no one, except God.
I have no idea if God cares about Anderson's conspiracy rant but trust that God, who loves us all, will lovingly tell Bishop Anderson that all will be well, and even better if the bishop keeps a lid on it.