Most of us are familiar with the Boiling Frog Analogy: If you put a frog in boiling water, it will leap right out of the pot. If, on the other hand, you put the frog in warm water and gradually turn up the heat bit by bit, it will first be lulled into a cozy stupor, and then boiled alive before it catches on.
Having never tried this with anything other than lobsters, clams, and mussels, I don't know if this story is true, but it does illustrate how even the most radical change, when introduced in increments, can lull us into a sense that all is well -- until it's too late.
Incrementalism has long been the strategy of Episcopal Church authorities in lulling the laity with warm-and-fuzzy rhetoric while radically changing our Church right under our noses.
However, most Episcopalians are considerably brighter than amphibians, and more than half have briskly exited the Crock Pot since the revisionists first turned up the heat. After all, after being inundated with politically-correct ho...