"The Rev. Dr. Marilyn McCord Adams, a U.S. philosophy professor and author, has become the most recent patron of the No Anglican Covenant Coalition. McCord Adams, a member of the U.S. Episcopal church, is currently distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and served as regius professor of divinity at Oxford University from 2004 to 2009." "McCord Adams herself minced no words when speaking of the covenant. 'The proposed Anglican Covenant was conceived in moral indignation and pursued with disciplinary intent', she said. 'It's global gate-keeping mechanisms would put a damper on the Gospel agenda, which conscientious Anglicans should find intolerable. The Covenant is based on an alien ecclesiology, which thoughtful Anglicans have every reason to reject'. For his part, the Rev. Malcolm French, the coalition's Regina-based Canadian convenor, points to an inherent anti-American bias at the heart of the covenant".