Monday, June 30, 2008

More on GAFCON

The GAFCON (Global Anglican Future Conference) wrapped up on Sunday, June 29. Their final statement, which can be viewed here, leaves little doubt that the Anglican Communion as we have known it is no longer, at least as far as the Global South bishops are concerned. Patrick Archibold at Creative Minority Report attempts to throw them a lifeline. Would that they would consider grabbing hold:
Note to our friends the Anglicans, what you are proposing to do is an awful lot of work. What with setting up your own provinces, appointing new leadership, and not to mention all political headaches that will come along with this. I have a suggestion. Save yourselves all that trouble. If you want to belong to a church that does not condone "a variety of sexual preferences and immoral behaviour as a universal human right. It claims God’s blessing for same-sex unions over against the biblical teaching on holy matrimony." If you want to get away from all that but maintain some sort of unity (perhaps with, say..., the apostles?), why not just join the Catholic Church. Hey, we even let you use your Anglican prayer books and everything. It is quite the bargain.

C'mon guys, cross the Tiber. The water is fine. Save yourself all that trouble. You won't regret it.

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