Andrew Brown writes in The Guardian that schism in the Anglican Communion no longer matters. He responds to the news that “…the evangelical wing of the Church of England announced – yet again – its plans to rebel against any open accommodation with gay people”:
Once upon a time, this would have been a story. We heard threats to withhold money from the central bodies of the Church of England, threats to ignore the authority of other bishops, threats of defections to their grouping from the mainstream of opinion here. All these things will no doubt happen, as they have been happening in a small way for the past 20 years. What’s new is that no one any longer cares. The split has happened, and it turns out not to matter at all.
Is he right?