In yesterday's Episcopal News Service story, Bishop Gregory Cameron, one of the architects of the proposed Anglican Covenant, made a few remarks that ought to raise concerns about whether the covenant is a classic bait and switch scheme.
Cameron also noted in response to another question that "at the moment there is no linkage to signing the covenant" and participation in the life of the communion. But, he added, "if a number of provinces were to adopt the covenant, then I think naturally the question would be asked whether some sort of assessment or change would have to take place."
Bait and switch schemes, a form of fraud, are illegal under civil law. It is dispiriting to think that the Anglican Communion may observe a looser ethical standard.