2/24/2005

Dinner at the Doomsday Cafe

Earlier this afternoon David Virtue on VirtueOnline.com published a report titled, ACTION AGAINST EPISCOPAL CHURCH USA AND ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA - CONSERVATIVES WIN!!



The article had to do with the results of the Primates Meeting in Ireland. Immediately there were cautions against assuming the truth of the report. The warning is appropriate concerning "news" from VirtueOnline. It is not just news, it is commentary and sometimes reaches beyond itself.

At the same time David Virtue confirmed something he had written earlier, that the American Anglican Council leadership was around near where the Primates were meeting in Ireland. His note now indicates that Bishop Duncan is there as well. So the realignment crowd is in place, seemingly well organized to get information out, and more importantly in, to select Primates.

David Virtue writes,"VirtueOnline can also confirm that Pittsburgh Bishop Robert
Duncan leader of the Anglican Communion Network is in the area and he and the American Anglican Council will be hosting a dinner for the majority of the Primates at the end of their historic, epoch-making conference". Assuming this is true it is one more sign of an arrogance almost beyond belief, that the Moderator of the Network would with the AAC leadership host a such a dinner. The symbolic "visuals" of realignment are not very subtle here, are they? First the Moderator of the Network goes to Nigeria where he is claimed to be treated as a Primate, and now it is claimed he will hosts a party with "the majority" of Primates. This stuff is the makings of good theater...dramatic visual signs so that we can all see the flow of the tragedy or the comedy that is unfolding.


For the moment the Moderator is also the Bishop of Pittsburgh, a diocese in the Episcopal Church. At some point the theater of usurpation must give way to the reality of insulting and grossly arrogant behavior.

If Virtue is wrong in his report of such a dinner, shame on him. If he is right, shame on the Moderator and the leadership of the AAC.


How much more must we be subjected to from the AAC leadership before we notice that theater is not enough?


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