Are we a sinful generation?
Is it the job of the Church to help us overcome our sinfulness?
Does doing so make the Church popular?
The Sydney Morning Herald thinks it is "an extraordinary attack" when a Pastor points out sin to a member of his flock.
The real issue here in my mind is that the Judge made personal correspondence between himself and this Anglican minister public.
I am not sure how how Anglicans view the relationship between a spiritual adviser and themselves but I have the utmost confidence when I talk with my Priest that whatever passes between us is sacrosanct.
A confessor is obliged to keep it this way and I consider violating this relationship most reprehensible, regardless of any other issues being discussed here.