I'm old enough to remember the objections to the charismatic movement within pecusa in the 70s. The argument was that it was divisive and so it couldn't be an authentic work of the Holy Spirit.
Here we are in the 21st century and the gay movement in pecusa has proved to be exponentially more divisive than the charismatic movement ever was in the 70s and beyond. The gay movement in pecusa has not only caused parishes to leave pecusa, it has caused entire dioceses to leave. In addition to a higher level of divisiveness in pecusa it has also disrupted relations within the Anglican Communion. Isn't it about 2/3s of Anglican provinces are in impaired or broken communion with pecusa?
What is the official response of pecusa to all this divisiveness? Full speed ahead. According to the earlier argument something could not be an authentic work of the Holy Spirit if it is divisive. Now we have a new definition (surprise, surprise!). The new definition is that the gay movement within pecusa is only divisive because God is doing a new thing and those caught up in the old ways just aren't willing to move with the Spirit. The new actions are prophetic, the old charismatic movement was false.
This all gets back to a point I have been making repeatedly over the last five-plus years. This isn't about the Holy Spirit at all; this is about power. Liberals in power are totalitarians who will make any argument no matter how implausible it may be to justify their actions. It doesn't matter that the actions are resulting in lost parishes and dioceses. It doesn't matter that the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lambeth Conference, the Primates and the Anglican Consultive Council said don't do these things. What matters is using power to get one's will; what anyone else thinks is immaterial.
We have already heard from some on the HOB/D listserv that the remaining conservatives in pecusa should get out already. That inclusive gospel that the PB speaks about really doesn't include conservatives. Many of us have known this for a long while, just as when Ed Browning spoke of no outcasts and made conservatives outcasts by his appointments and other pronouncements. We've been here before, and unfortunately there are still some conservatives that haven't gotten the message. They remain in pecusa hoping that a Communion Covenant will lead pecusa back to orthodoxy. Meanwhile, liberals continue to practice the politics of divisiveness. They can't help it - it's who they are. Liberals are totalitarians.