Gavin Ashenden comments on the withdrawal of Bishop North from the Diocese of Sheffield, and the secular left's monopoly of power in the venerable but shrinking Church of England. Has the parasite fatally wounded its host?
The Philip North crisis has shown us what the end game always was. The monopoly of a sub-Christian, neo-Arian, power-driven heterodoxy that was infuriated by Christian orthodoxy.
The golden rule for the parasite is not to kill the host, just to weaken it and live off it. The vulnerability of +Philip North proved too tempting a target, and the progressives struck too soon and too hard. It may prove to be that they have fatally wounded their host, the Church of England.
Since it has become clear that orthodox Christians will not be allowed the privilege of following their consciences, living out biblical paradigms and challenging the secular culture from within the Church of England, they will either have to adopt a separate orthodox jurisdiction of their own, or leave. The jury is out on which the faithful will choose.
You can read the whole thing at Anglican Ink.
Good luck, CofE.