Katharine Jefferts Schori is a consummate negotiator, and broker of agreeable deals,
among leaders who make a point of being disagreeable. I trust and respect her, very much.
AB Williams is the head of a communion which has avoided a strong, or centralized authority, probably in reaction to their split from the RCC. (Note: I instinctively distrust any church hierarchy, and we all know who has the biggest hierarchy.) He presently heads a communion which has reached the point of schism, though none of the member churches will yet admit it. Is Williams a wuss? I'm not sure.
What was that quote from Gandhi, that I can't seem to Google or wiki?
"First they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win"?
There are an amazing number of "Christian" leaders, who honestly seem to believe that Women Are Somehow Not Created In The Image Of The Almighty. When they finally meet their Maker, She may express Her displeasure.
By taking off her mitre, she may have appeared to lose, but in fact, she won that one.
By running a "Background Check" on KJS, her critics reduce themselves to the credibility of Birthers.
I trust K.J.S. She will pull the best possible rabbit out of the hat. And hey, Schism IS preferable to hypocracy, or dishonesty, in my not so humble opinion.
I respect AB Williams for only one thing, at the moment. He HAS provoked me to the point of Rant.
Christ loves us, even if the Christians don't. -- BruceChris
"Christianity is not about what you believe, it is about how you treat other people; - with God's love"
Last edited by BruceChris; 06-21-2010 at 01:08 PM.