Two points from the January 2008 Niagara Anglican (in pdf here)
Eleanor Johnston, from St Thomas's, St Catharines, writes of an experience hearing Bishop Don Harvey preach at the cathedral in St John's: 'The sermon, by Bishop Harvey, was the most narrow-minded and hostile we had ever heard, both in terms of his tone of voice and the content of his message. He ranted at us about the sin of believing in modern theology. One line in particular I remember: "If you do not believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus Christ, you do not belong in this church!" We sat there, stunned.'
I mean, how could he? Doesn't he know that that could offend some people's theological sensibilities? Jesus doesn't really care if you believe his word or his Church as long as you're really nice to your neighbour, right?
Likewise, the Very Rev. Peter Wall, Rector of Christ's Church Cathedral and Dean of Niagara, chides us for not being accommodating enough of, erm, non-Christian Christians.
"Inclusive worship should also be a hallmark of our parishes and communities. Inclusive of different approaches and needs, of different preferences and experiences, of differing views and responses. A member of the Cathedral community said not so long ago to me that he had real trouble with The Holy Trinity—didn't think that he could believe in it, and struggled with the divinity of Christ. He translated that into a sense of unworthiness to celebrate weekly with the gathered community."
Good for the Dean! After all, people who don't believe in Christ's godhead (and thus, one assumes, not in the Eucharist itself) can still be good Christians, right? To think that one shouldn't partake in the sacraments just because one doesn't believe in them is so retro and self-loathing. Who's to say whether they are good Christians? (Maybe the Council of Nicea?)