Say a prayer for Archbishop Rowan. The UK media, who've long enjoyed misunderstanding and distorting his words, and misinforming their readers about his intentions, are engaged in a most virulent and disturbing assassination attempt.
His actual words, measured, intelligent, informed are here - (Yes you do have to think as you read - but I don't believe that should really beyond the bounds of possibility) and lots of good blogging picks up on the theme (See here or here
or here, among many others) The sickening backlash is to be found in far too many places to mention.
I love and revere ++Rowan Williams and rejoiced when he became Archbishop of Canterbury, as I was confident that his wisdom and holiness could only be a gift to the Church and to the world...Now, every time he delivers a speech there's this awful "car crash" feeling, as I wait for someone to seize a word out of context and raise the hue and cry. I don't know why the UK media seems to hate him so much, but it really seems that they do.
Watching the current circus playing out hurts - and if I feel that, then just imagine how it must be for ++Rowan and his family.
As I said before, if you're a praying person, then please do pray.