The Satirical Christian has just posted an essay called “In praise of Arranged Marriage…,” which is a reflection on the speech given by Bishop of Sherborne Graham Kings. The bishop, speaking to the Synod of the Diocese of Salisbury February 18 in support of sending the Anglican Covenant back to the General Synod for final adoption, was unable to prevent the vote from going against his cause. (See the vote totals at Thinking Anglicans.)
“In praise of Arranged Marriage…” suggests that the argument that Kings makes is analogous to insisting on sending the bride down the aisle even though she is not sure the marriage is a good idea. Kings’ logic is the same as that advanced by the Archbishop of Canterbury himself—the Church of England has gone this far down the road of Covenant adoption, so it makes no sense to stop now.
But, of course, it does make sense to stop when the bride realizes that she is about to commit to a life of misery and unhappiness. The Satirical Christian points out that the best advice anyone can give the bride at that point is “walk away now.”
Perhaps this is the slogan the No Anglican Covenant movement should adopt: WALK AWAY NOW!