““Who shall shape our unity?” Whose voices shall contribute to the overall ecclesial structures that govern our life together? How might past expressions of Anglican Christianity be different had the response of Onesimus on slavery or the responses of the Corinthian women prophets on the roles of women been preserved for posterity? Our leading ancestors in the faith to their detriment and to ours too often failed to solicit or to preserve reports inconsistent with a developing “universal” consensus.
Think about that for a minute. Here’s what Louie is actually saying:
“Christianity might have turned out differently if we’d listened to what the slave Onesimus was saying (i.e. his plight of being in slavery – read “you’re treating homosexuals the same way that slaves were treated”) or allowed the Corinthian women prophets (who Paul, amongst others, had to correct and limit in their use of their gifts).
The Apostle Paul was a narrow-minded megalomaniac who never listened to anyone else. He should have put everything to a vote.”