This is a thought-provoking post from The Prayer Book Society website.
This is not to say that I agree with it or with the line given by this group in general. The logic of Fr. Toon's argument, however, is quite clear. We will not argue against the "liberal" side, since I am assuming that there are no left-wing ECUSA "queer" tree-worshippers reading my blog (though you are more than welcome if you are). On the other hand, what he says about the "Anglo-Catholics" really hit the ball home for me.
Does Anglicanism have a future? Is the future in the Continuum some sort of "Catholic Tridentinism-lite", turned in on itself and archaic like an old lamp in the attic? What is the point of being Anglican if you don't take the Book of Common Prayer and the 39 Articles seriously? (Should they be taken seriously? It's not as if they are the Nicene Creed.)
Maybe we shouldn't be too fundamentalist about these things either way. But if we cease to take these things seriously, what is the point of putting the word, "Anglican" in front of our churches? We should just become Old Catholics and be done with it.