Make no mistake about it: The Episcopal Church sends defiant message to Canterbury

And so the journey in the wilderness begins. The juxtaposition between the events of yesterday and the hard work that even now the Church of England is undertaking with caution and prudence – the defiant images (and they are purposely crafted) that are being sent back across the Atlantic to the Archbishop of Canterbury are simply breathtakingly grievous. Like Rhett Butler’s remarks to Scarlett O’Hara at the closing scenes of Gone With the Wind, yesterday’s events mark not just another dramatic occasion for the Episcopal Church to demonstrate its transition to political activism as the “new liturgy,” but also presents an unwavering public demonstration that, when it comes to the relationships and bonds with brothers and sisters all over the world in the Anglican Communion, the leadership of The Episcopal Church quite frankly does not give a damn.