In a surprise move today the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the world’s Anglican communion, made a statement regarding the recent rash of gun violence in the US.Wayne LaPierre, head of the NRA, representing gun manufacturers, called a press conference in reaction to the statements. He appeared on stage wide-eyed and sweating profusely. “This is the definitive answer,” said La Pierre, voice trembling. “We never expected to have to go up against the Archbishop. We will now stand down and do whatever President Obama asks of us.”
The Archbishops’ succinct wording struck the heart of the matter. “In the United States the question is of course about gun laws – one of the most polarising issues in American politics,” the Archbishop stated carefully pronouncing an ess instead of a zed in polarising.
The Archbishop, Dr. Rowan Williams, (not to be confused with Rowan Atkinson, “Mr. Bean,) is still wildly popular and influential among the nation’s dwindling octogenarian Anglicans. Mary Johnson, 96, interviewed in front of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New York City, said, “Rowan is my hero. I love the beard. I’d follow him anywhere,” as she pulled her mink stole closer around her neck against the chilly wind.
Congress and the American public anxiously await a pronouncement on the Fiscal Cliff from the Archbishop, expected at any moment.