Admiral of Morality: People <i>do</i> like me, George Carey says

Monday, November 13, 2006

People do like me, George Carey says

Bangor cathedral dustup unbelievable, he 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."


Blogger Leonardo Ricardo said...

Well, I don't like or trust you Lord Carey of Clifton (and frankly I'm a little disappointed that all those powerful "prayers of the people" that I/we offered up for ++George every Sunday for years and years didn't improve his character/behavior.

I keep wondering if LCClifton needs to be treated for "Borderline Personality Disorder" because he sure does love to cause problems amongst us and then act innocent.

11/13/2006 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous MadPriest said...

I didn't like George from the first time I saw his photograph. Not because of anything he said or did, not even because of his rabid evangelicalism, but simply because of the fact that he is unattractive. If only everybody had followed the evolutionary principle that all ugly people are bad people we would not have had to endure the money-wasting tedium of the Decade of Evangelism.

11/14/2006 03:06:00 AM  

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