More indications of the church's divisions: The Presbytery of San Diego has voted for a resolution for the eventual withdrawal from the Presbyterian Church. Primates of the Global South have written a letter calling into question Rowan William's leadership. In particular whether he is willing to act with the Anglican "consensus" against gay and lesbians in the church.
Akinola, head of the church in Nigeria said at a recent gathering of conservative Episcopalians that "it was time to choose between remaining part of the "revisionist" U.S. church or joining their biblically faithful counterparts in the worldwide Anglican Communion". Also the Episcopal Church was called "a Non-Christian, Foreign, Alien and Pagan Religion"
The sort of demonization of the other required for such moves, the quickness and eagerness that some have in seeing the church split apart makes me think of Paul's letter to the Corinthians in which he writes:
"The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.
If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!" On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, while our presentable parts need no special treatment.
But God has combined the members of the body and has given greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it."