People do like me, George Carey says
Former ABC surprised he was banned just because he wrote a book detailing his private meetings with Charles and Camilla, said the Anglican Communion is a mess, didn't go to Oxford, blackballed ++Rowan, went to the mat for Pinochet, sided with angry Episcopalians, and said he was ashamed to be Anglican
George Carey, licking his wounds from the recent throwdown by the Dean of Bangor Cathedral, The Very Rev. Alun Hawkins, tells The Living Church that the Dean should have told him about wanting to ban him before he did it.
"I don’t see myself as a troublemaker and I don’t see myself as divisive," the former archbishop said undivisively. "I have written to the dean a very pleasant letter. I wish I had known he felt that way before all this publicity." The worst thing about all the publicity over his banning is that now, it is all public, an aide to Carey said.
Observers noted that the Dean may not have wanted to tell Carey how he felt before he banned him, thereby lending a somewhat more dramatic and impressive effect to the revelation that he did not wish Carey to step one divisive foot inside his beautiful cathedral, the oldest in Britain.
In calling for a pre-ban notice that would have permitted him to possibly present his side in an angry and divisive manner before the Dean still banned him anyway, observers in Wales and elsewhere noted that Carey misses the point that a pre-ban would have destroyed the very purpose of the embarrassing public banning--an embarassing public banning.
The Living Church carries the full story, which also includes Carey calling on the Communion to "give ++Katharine a chance."