Monday, August 08, 2005

Tolerating the Intolerant

[VirtueOnline] August 7, 2005--The wonderful 1980's British comedy/parody "Yes, Prime Minister" contains within its series an episode titled "The Bishop's Gambit". The Prime Minister is concerned with recommending to Lambeth the name of a clergyman to be appointed Bishop of Bury St. Edmonds, and one evening is discussing his dilemma with his wife at their Downing Street residence. Displaying an understanding of the modern Church of England, she questions of a particular candidate, "Is he an atheist or a communist?" The Prime Minister replies, "Both".

This brings to mind the recent activities of a particular Connecticut bishop. One wonders, which or both. One wonders of the inhabitants of 815, which, or both.

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