There is a certain kind of person, usually intellectual and fundamentally well-meaning, who believes that he is courageous when he attacks what no one will defend, or when he becomes more-strenuous-than-thou in proposing the means by which to suppress an acknowledge evil.
The Church of England, which was once known as the Tory Party at prayer, has changed its political and social allegiance in the last few decades: it has become instead the social worker at prayer, with an ever-decreasing element of prayer into the bargain. And the social reforms it promotes, generally after a decent delay, are those now deemed uncontroversial by the metropolitan liberal elites. It succeeds thereby in alienating the conservatives while gaining no adherents among the liberals. It is in the process of a long-drawn out suicide, like the person with cirrhosis who continues to drink.