Retired Bishop Wantland of Eau Claire’s statement, in response to the recent rejection by the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops of the demands by the other Primates of the Anglican Communion is staggering:
The Episcopal Church is no longer a Catholic body. It is no longer even a Christian one. Itis simply an embodiment of a corrupt, historically inaccurate, spirit of this age. And if the Anglican Communion does not see the Episcopal Church for what it really is, even that Communion will be on its way to be a miserable footnote in Christian history.
That is more than any Orthodox speaker had to say at the recent conference on Orthodoxy for Anglicans. Kindness prevented such a statement – but it is deeply disturbing if it is indeed the case. Pray for Anglican brothers and sisters.