God’s Own Separatism: the Anglicans’ home page.
The prize for the most misleading use of the word Aotearoa must surely go to the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
Are the best brains of our biggest church really such sloppy punctuators? Or do they really believe that Aotearoa and New Zealand are two separate countries?
In which case, which one is God’s Own?
More to the point, does He really think it’s a good idea for His religion to be promoting racial separatism?
The appointment of a new Pakeha Archbishop reminds us that the Anglicans are running an apartheid system in New Zealand.
Philip Richardson, the Bishop of Taranaki, was confirmed as Archbishop-elect at a meeting in Wellington of representatives of the country’s seven Tikanga Pakeha dioceses.
From May 1, Bishop Philip, who is 55, will become one of three Archbishops leading the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
As Archbishop, he will work alongside Archbishop Brown Turei, who leads Tikanga Maori (the Maori cultural stream of the church) and Archbishop Winston Halapua, who is the Bishop of Polynesia.
The church’s website doesn’t say where Chinese, Indian, West Indian or Somalian New Zealanders are supposed to worship. Presumably with a less racist denomination.
Which might not include these two…
Presbyterian political correctness
While the Anglicans wrongly believe Aotearoa and New Zealand are separate countries, the Presbyterians and Catholics wrongly believe they’re the joint name of the same country.
(Also wrong, but not as wrong.)
Thank heaven for small mercies.