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Sunday, June 29, 2008

GAFCON Quote of the week

Step back from the details of this particular document for a moment, and consider the nature of GAFCON.

It has brought together bishops from some of the poorest countries on Earth to deliver the residents of some of the richest suburbs in America from living in a Church to which they cannot dictate terms.

Zimbabwe is on fire. Darfur is bleeding. Ethnic strife and pandemic disease rage across the African continent while these bishops devote themselves to rescuing the
Episcopalians of Orange County, California and Fairfax County, Virginia from persecution that does not exist.

And how will they achieve this? By calling the world to faith in the Gospel as it was delivered to them by representatives of an empire that conquered their homelands, stole their resources and denied their ancestors even the most basic human rights.

One doesn’t know whether to laugh or weep. Jim Naughton

You can read the entire GAFCON statement here.

Decide on your own whether or not to laugh or weep.

Here's my prediction: Lambeth Conference will become "The War of the Wor(l)ds."



My prediction: It will be remembered for what it has turned out to be: GAPCON (Global Anglican Posturing Conference)

Scott Gunn said...

Nice photo! I wonder who took it?


Elizabeth Kaeton said...

I have absolutely no idea, Scott. I simply snagged it off the internet.

Was it you? I'm happy to give you credit, if you let me know.