In the current discussion of Rowan Williams' theological and tactical stumblings since his Spirit-denying Pentecost letter, I've not yet seen an indictment of him which is completely accurate. Putting it front and center: the Archbishop has evolved into a common, garden variety gay basher. Pure and simple. While there is ample reason to assume he is not intellectually a homophobe, his exclusionary actions nonetheless demonstrate an institutionalized form of bashing. Incredibly, he has given many non-LGBT people a small taste of what the rest of us have experienced all our lives. Shame on you, Rowan Williams. You know better
Psalm 55:13-15 springs immediately to mind:
"For had it been an adversary who taunted me,
then I could have borne it;
or had it been an enemy who vaunted himself against me,
then I could have hidden from him.
But it was you, a man after my own heart,
my companion, my own familiar friend.
We took sweet counsel together,
and walked with the throng in the house of God."
I deliberately leave out the imprecations!