Crothers brought them up because he implies ideas don’t matter any more, management is all that’s left. Pell, he says, is at liberty to indulge his ultra-conservative opinions. He wrote, "Being conservative or liberal is neither right nor wrong, it’s just the way we are" – as Jerry Seinfeld might have said. Why then should it matter whether "neo-conservatives" are appointed to Redfern or the seminary chapel tizzied up?
What matters is that the church isn’t a bowling club or a hamburger franchise. It has something to say about God and mankind that it believes comes from Jesus Christ.
As they say, read the whole thing.
[Via Off the Record]