Around the time the Anglican Communion gave the middle finger to its remaining Christians, our friend Ari Adams wrote this about the rejected petition for "Superbishops" (bishops who oversee people outside their geographical dioceses):
Faster than a mass defection.It seems the
More powerful than a Jerusalem conference.
Able to leap jurisdictional boundaries in a single bound.
Look! Up in the sky!
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Superbishop!
Yes, it's Superbishop - strange visitor from another province who came to the diocese with powers and abilities far beyond those of ordinary bishops. Superbishop - who can change the course of traditionalist parties, bend dissatisfaction with his bare hands, and who, disguised as a diocesan bishop, mild mannered vicar for a large provincial see, fights the never ending battle of Attrition, Compromise and the Anglican Way.
Assume the Superbishops sideshow had gone through: those upholding the Church's traditional belief on female ordination would be spared being directly ruled by female bishops. However, some of these Superbishops (like the AMiA body) approve of female priestesses. Above all this, one would still be in communion with all these female priestesses and bishopesses, including "Conjoined Twins" Kate; if they appeared at the communion rail with Gene Robinson and John Spong in tow, you would be forced to commune the lot of them.
There's one word for those fighting this fight.
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